After a long day, you’ll want to clean and renew your worn body with a nice long shower. Naturally, you’ll want that shower to happen without any hitches. However, as eHow contributor Steven Symes notes, you have to be ready for the possibility that your shower head may one day suffer from one of the plumbing grid’s worst nightmares:
“The drainpipes for your toilet and shower, as well as the sink and any other plumbing fixtures in your bathroom, all run together into a larger drainpipe. This pipe connects to a main sewer line or septic line for your entire house as well as a vent pipe dedicated to the bathroom. Clogs in any of these pipes will lead to backing up water in the drains.”
Edmonton residents are all too aware of the dangers of backflow at some points of the house’s plumbing grid all too well. Many of them still remember the early July, 2012 storm, which triggered a raft of floods due to sanitary sewer backflow; the city also offers a subsidy program for backflow preventer installation. If you’ve suffered the ignominy of sewer backflow blasting out the shower, you must call plumbing companies in Edmonton such as Capital Plumbing and Heating for effective solutions.
Stopping the backflow often requires probing the likeliest areas of blockage and reviewing them on blueprints of the house’s plumbing grid. One place to start would be the toilet itself; your preferred plumber may need to run a flexible toilet auger down the line to gradually probe for blockages. The entire line should be probed to ensure full clearance of the toilet drain.
The backflow may be possible at either a septic tank or a link to the main sewer line. The septic tank may be full and require content removal while for the sewer link, the clog may be located somewhere along the stretch. This will warrant the plumber using more effective measures to break the impasse.
If nothing’s wrong with the piping but the backflow is still live, reputable Edmonton drain cleaners such as Capital Plumbing and Heating may trace it back to your cooking habits, particularly dumping spent cooking oil or grease down the drain. In many cases, the solution calls for using high-pressure water jets to force the breakthrough; a backflow repair job should never be made without including the installation of a backflow preventer.
Everyone wants to enjoy a long rejuvenating shower. Your expert plumbers will see that through to the best of their ability.
(Source: Backflow From Clogged Toilet Went to Shower, eHow)