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Three Tips to Prevent Backup of Your Sewage and Drains

Sewage and Drains Photo by GregReese on Pixabay https://pixabay.com/en/sewer-grass-old-outdoors-round-3305945/You probably don’t spend a lot of time thinking about how to prevent sewage backup, but a lack of drain maintenance can cause an expensive nightmare for homeowners. If you’ve ever seen your basement or backyard flood with sewage, you know that it’s much better to prevent this disaster in the first place. A combination of maintenance and professional help can keep your sewage and drains running smoothly. Here are a few of the steps you can take.

1. Learn About Your Sewage and Drains

Different types of sewage lines come with different risks. Learn what type of lines are in your home. This step will help you figure out how to take care of your drains. If you live in an old house, you may have clay drains that risk blockage by tree roots. Newer homes tend to have metal pipes that come with a risk of rust deposits. If you’re unsure about your home’s sewage pipes, a professional can help you figure it out.

2. Narrow Your Definition of “Flushable”

Toilet paper should be the only kind of paper that you flush down the toilet. Paper towels and facial tissue should go into the wastebasket instead. Unlike toilet paper, these products are not designed to travel through sewage lines. Feminine hygiene products, including tampons, should also go to the wastebasket. And unfortunately, those flushable wipes aren’t as flushable as you think they are. 

3. Remember the Other Drains         

When you think of sewage drains, you probably think of your toilets, but don’t forget that your home has other types of drains too. Maintenance is equally as important for these drains as it is for toilets. When you shed hair in the shower, toss it in the garbage instead of letting it flow down the drain. In the kitchen, avoid pouring grease down the sink. It’ll turn into a solid once it cools off.



When it comes to taking care of your home, preventing a backup in your sewage and drains is vital. Thankfully, with the above tips, you can prevent sewage backup on your own. However, some events may require a professional who can properly snake the drains in your home and make sure that your maintenance is correct and up to date. At Belmont Clean + Restore, our professionals work with you to help you prevent sewage backup. We also have a 24/7 emergency service. Check out our website today or call us at (970)-718-9554.


Belmont Clean + Restoration is a family-owned and managed disaster cleanup and restoration company servicing homes and businesses in Colorado’s Roaring Fork Valley area.

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