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Sewer Backup Prevention Systems

Installing a sewer backup prevention system is a great way to protect your home or business from sewer backups. We offer custom-designed solutions to keep your property safe.

How To Prevent Sewer Backups in Your Home

If you are concerned about a potential sewer backup in your basement, you should talk with an expert at Perma-Seal. A wet basement or a damp crawl space can sometimes be attributable to a clogged sewer pipe or other plumbing issues. Our team uses a state-of-the-art sewer line camera system during our sewer inspections to determine the cause of any main sewer line clogs. In addition, all your plumbing components will be thoroughly inspected when our team is at your home to ensure we catch any problems or warning signs of a problem early on.  In some cases, complete sewer line repair and replacement may be necessary to resolve any issues.

Our team utilizes two main types of sewer backup prevention systems (AKA Overflow Prevention Systems): inside the basement and outside the home. While each has its specific application and purpose, the goal is the same: prevent sewer backups caused by the municipal sewer. When it comes to preventing sewer overflows, our team will help you choose the right option for your home.

Note: DIY drain unclogging solutions & floor drain plugs are not permanent solutions to sewer backup problems. Often, they do not work as well and can even cause damage to your main sewer line, which could increase the repair costs significantly.

Interior Systems

Our interior sewer backup prevention systems are known as overhead sewer systems. They are installed to reroute the main sewer line and position it to help combat potential flooding.

Exterior Systems

Our exterior sewer backup prevention system is a unique, patented double-check valve system installed in an exterior vault. This system provides the maximum protection against sewer backups and can prevent flooding due to municipal systems being overloaded during heavy rains.

How Do Interior and Exterior Sewer Backup Prevention Methods Work?

Interior and exterior sewer backup prevention methods work in different ways to reduce the risk of sewage backups. Here’s an explanation of how they function:

Interior Sewer Backup Prevention Methods:

An overhead sewer system, also known as a gravity-fed sewer system or a high-rise sewer system, is a plumbing approach used to prevent sewer backups in basements or lower levels of buildings. By elevating the house drain, utilizing an ejector or lift pump, and sewer check valves, an overhead sewer system helps prevent sewage from flowing back into lower-level fixtures and minimizes the risk of water damage or contamination in basements. This system is commonly used in areas where the municipal sewer lines are prone to backups or during heavy rain events when the sewer system can become overwhelmed.

Exterior Sewer Backup Prevention Methods:

A double-check valve system, also known as a double-check valve assembly (DCVA), is a backflow prevention device that protects potable water supplies from contamination.

Double-check valve systems are commonly used where a moderate level of protection is needed to prevent backflow. They are typically installed for residential as part of our residential sewer backup systems.

It’s worth noting that while these prevention methods can significantly reduce the risk of sewer overflows and clogs, they do not guarantee complete protection. Extreme weather events or issues in the municipal sewer system can still pose a risk. Consulting a sewer overflow expert at Perma-Seal can help you determine the most effective preventive measures for your specific situation.

Benefits of Interior and Exterior Sewer Backup Prevention

Prevention is the key to never having a wet basement due to municipal sewer backup. We cannot stress enough how important it is to protect this space below your home. Even if you don’t have the area finished, you still need to ensure it is kept dry and safe. When you experience sewer backup, main sewer line clog, or sewer lateral damage, you could have dangerous water or waste on the floor. This is a hazardous material, and it’s not something that you will want your family exposed to.

Fortunately, we have an entire team of experts to help you with your plumbing needs. Implementing interior and exterior sewer backup prevention methods minimizes the risks and potential damages associated with backups and provides homeowners greater security and peace of mind.

Overhead Sewer System Benefits:

  • Minimizes sewer backups
  • Improved protection
  • Greater flexibility in basement usage
  • Adaptability to sewer system conditions

Double-Check Valve System Benefits:

  • Protects potable water supply
  • Versatile application
  • Cost-effective
  • Lower maintenance requirements
  • Space efficiency
  • Compliance with regulations

Contact Us For Sewer Backup Prevention System Installation In Chicago

If you have any type of sewer problems, including sewer backups, overflows, or main sewer line clogs, or you think you may have a damaged main sewer line, don’t hesitate to contact us and set up a meeting with one of our experts. Our team at Perma-Seal offers sewer backup prevention system installation and sewer line camera inspections for your home or business. Contact our experts today by calling 800-421-7325 or click the button below to fill out our online contact form.