Commercial sewer backups can be an unpleasant surprise in more ways than one. When raw sewage enters your Aurora, Boulder, Colorado Springs, or Denver business, it creates a clear health hazard for your employees and customers, in addition to creating water damage that is often expensive to repair. This is especially important if you are renting your commercial property or have regular inspections for the health department. At Affordable Plumbing, Heat & Electrical we make it a priority to provide you with top-of-the-line sewer backup solutions, so you never lose business due to stubborn pipe problems.
Common Issues That Cause Sewer Backups
Sewer backups result from a variety of issues within your pipes such as blockages in the water line. Just like any standard appliance within your commercial facility, your sewer and drain pipes can be vulnerable to this problem with their constant, everyday use. No matter what type of business you own, our team at Affordable Plumbing, Heat & Electrical can solve your commercial sewer backup with speed and proficiency. We believe it is important for you to understand what causes your sewer backup as well as how you can prevent this costly, messy situation in the first place.
Tree root intrusion: During the spring and summer, when trees are in their peak growth time, their roots instinctively seek out any sources of moisture and nutrition. As it turns out, sewer pipes are rich in both. Tree roots can penetrate small cracks in your commercial pipes and grow to the point where they partially or completely invade the sewer system. If your fixtures are backing up, breaking through these tree roots will mitigate the problem.
Cooking grease: Fats and oils can congeal and solidify inside sewer pipes, creating a sticky mess of buildup. Even if you have a grease trap, cooking oils, fats, and greases can get into your commercial pipes and buildup over time. Regularly scheduled grease trap cleanings can help to prevent this issue.
Food scraps: Food prep and cleanup result in tough and stringy leftovers that can damage a garbage disposal and create a clog. For healthy plumbing, it’s a best practice to avoid overloading garbage disposals by scraping leftover bits and pieces of food directly into the garbage.
Flushing the wrong materials: Paper towels, diapers, feminine products and so-called “flushable” hygiene wipes can cause many problems in sewers because they do not break down quickly, like bathroom tissue does. The only things you should flush down the toilet are human waste and toilet paper, but with customers coming in and out of your business every day this can be hard to monitor.
Collapsed pipes: Older business in the Aurora, Boulder, Colorado Springs, and Denver areas usually have older pipes which means they are made of outdated materials like cast iron, clay and Orangeburg. Though sewage systems are designed to be durable, they will eventually deteriorate, increasing the likelihood that they will eventually corrode and need replacement.
The Smart Way to Avoid Commercial Sewage Backups
Don’t put your Colorado business at risk by letting sewer backups affect your property. Regular drain cleaning and preventive maintenance is the smartest and easiest way to avoid the hassle, expense and danger of commercial sewer backups. When you call the pros at Affordable Plumbing, Heat & Electrical, our fully licensed plumbers and technicians can conduct a thorough inspection of your drain line with our high-tech video cameras, and we can clean your pipes of buildup and blockages with our hydro-jetting equipment.
Work with Your Local Commercial Plumbing Experts Today
For solving more severe commercial plumbing problems, our team is also proud to offer dig-free repair options that restore water flow and create a durable new pipe within the structure of your existing pipe, allowing us to correct issues like cracks and leaks without having to excavate your commercial property. Regardless of factors such as the age and material of your pipes, or the nature of the damage to your plumbing, our qualified team gives you greater peace of mind about the future of your plumbing. Contact us to get started with commercial plumbing services.