When Joliet, IL was built along the Des Plaines River, little did the city know how having several waterways run through the city could be a problem in the future, especially when it seeps into sewers. Considered as Illinois' fastest growing city, many Joliet residents can experience backed up sewers due to grease buildup or debris blockage that can be a very unpleasant experience. Having a backed up sewer means water that's meant for the sewers are blocked and flows back up to the nearest outlet, overflowing onto your basement floor. This is a very messy and foul-smelling affair that needs to be addressed immediately.
Aside from the mess you'd expect, backed up sewers can damage your home's floors, walls, and even leach through to other rooms. It can cause moisture damage on wooden posts, damage to appliances, and can cause mold, mildew and fungi to grow. Though not many consider these things anything that could happen to them, backed up sewers can mean a lot of trouble and headaches for Joliet homeowners if the problem isn’t taken care of quickly.