Sewer Backup Problems

Preventative measures you can take to prevent sewer backups:

  • Do not dispose of household grease in the sinks or toilets
  • Do not dispose of diapers, wipes or other 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.