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Sewer Backup Problems

Preventative measures you can take to prevent Sewer backups:

  • Do not dispose of your household grease in the sinks or toilets
  • Do not dispose of diapers or other disposable hygiene products in your toilets
  • Do not dispose of bones and food scraps if you do not have an appliance to grind them before disposal

  • Inspect and have your rooftop vents cleaned out by a professional
  • Place screening over your rooftop vents if you encounter a problem with rodents entering your home through your toilets

  • For information on how you can prevent a backup or sewer overflow:   Sewer Backup and Overflow Prevention

  • For more information on what to do if you have a sewer overflow:   Sewer Overflow Information
  • If you have an overflow, here is how to report an overflow.