What To Do If Your House Is Hit By A Drain Backup

One area of home repair and service that homeowners often forget to take care of every year – their drains’ continued maintenance. You could say that drains are the respiratory system on the house, and ensuring that there’s an easy passage in and out is vital to the well-being of the structure – just like with the respiratory system, you don’t want to choke up your drains. Just being conscious of how important drain maintenance is to a house’s wellbeing is the first step towards preventing a problem.

But alas, sometimes problems arise. Drains that are not cared for regularly or drains that were improperly installed are often hit with drain backups that require the use of a professional plumber. These backups can be annoying when they are small and cause a backup in the sink or shower that can be handled with ease by a professional; however, a major drain backup can cause greater problems, such as flooding, which can be expensive time consuming to handle.

A good plumber knows that good drain cleaning services do not put a Band-Aid on the problem but take steps to ensure that the problem doesn’t reoccur as well, and that means even in the middle of the night. When backups become an issue, it is important to find a plumber that offers 24-hour service, just if a problem arises in the wee hours; no one wants to wake up at 4 in the morning to the foul smell of a flood! Although it is rare for a drain issue to become an emergency problem like this, it pays to be safe, as serious issues can occur at the worst times (as per Murphy’s Law), either during a holiday or in the middle of the night.

A property owner will reap many rewards by taking care of their drainage system, including reducing major blockages and backups that can be both annoying and expensive to repair. In many cases, a property that has been the subject of regular drain maintenance by a professional company will often find the property is valued higher by potential buyers who appreciate the current owner’s efforts to complete the necessary maintenance required to protect their home from drain issues.


To recap, the first and most important step is to be vigilant about the way you treat your drains, what you put down there, and if you routinely clean them. The next step is hiring a professional plumber to do some light maintenance every once and a while, assessing the state of things and giving you peace of mind. It’s a wise investment in the long run. The third thing to keep in mind, which is supremely important in case of an emergency, is to have a 24-hour plumber in your phone contacts. Drain backups happen, but only you can ensure that they don’t become costly nuisances.

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