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How Do Sewer Backups Progess Over Time?


ABC10 - Many home and business owners think a backup in the sewer is simply a blockage in the line. But according to the expert we spoke to, a backup in your sewer is simply a symptom of the progressive failure of your sewer system - and it requires an in-depth diagnosis via video inspection.

We quantify the stages of sewer failure in three phases. In Stage 1, you might start having some odors or even backups that clear themselves.  Stage 2 is when you are actually having to contact a plumbing or rooter company to unblock the line with a rooter or drain cleaning machine.  And Stage 3 is when that happens much more frequently, and eventually the line with actually collapse.

When that happens the cost is actually 40% more than using trenchless technology and video inspection.


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