After a long plane flight, our clients returned to their home in San Jose California to find an unpleasant surprise. While away, they had a sewer backup into the house (also called a sewer backflow). Drain backup, toilet backup…a terrible mess resulting in significant sewage cleanup costs and destruction of property. Our clients were surprised to find out that even if the home’s sewage line is not in use, it is still possible for sewage to back up into the home.
A Sewer Line Inspection revealed a common cause of sewer backup, root intrusion. The blockage was cleared but once roots find their way into a sewage pipe, they will return.
To prevent a possible sewage backup in the future, we installed a Backflow Valve. A Backflow Valve installation will prevent the sewer line from backing up into the house, even if it is overloaded. The Backflow Valve only allows sewage to flow in one direction. We also installed a Property Line Cleanout. A property line cleanout will allow the City of San Jose to clear blockages between the property line cleanout and the main sewer line. Without a cleanout at the property line, most cities in our area will not clear a blockage, even if it exists on city property.
While our clients suffered through a terrible and costly mess, they can now rest assured that the problem will not reoccur.