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Prevent & Eliminate a Sewer Backup in Calgary

If you're dealing with a sewer backup in Calgary or the surrounding areas, it’s time to call the experts at Electric Eel Sewer & Drain Specialists. Sewer backups are common problems for both homes and businesses. In most cases, by the time you realize you have a sewer backup, you're looking at a big mess and need immediate help. Our technicians are experienced in handling these situations and are available 24 hours a day for emergency service. We take pride in being able to remedy the situation without damaging your property. Each one of our service vehicles is equipped with a camera that will give us a clear visual of your system, allowing us to pinpoint the problem and provide a solution.


What Causes a Sewer Backup?

Sewer lines transport waste water away from your building. As you can imagine, a clogged sewer line can soon lead to many costly and unpleasant problems, which could even include raw sewage coming out of your drains. But what causes these problems in the first place? A sewer backup in Calgary can be caused by the following:

  • Collapsed Pipes: this can be caused due to old age or damage during construction 
  • Fats: fatty substances don't break down properly and easily cause clogs
  • Paper Products: diapers, paper towels and feminine hygiene products deteriorate very slowly
  • Tree Roots: shrubs and trees seek out moisture, and their roots can enter your pipes and cause blockages
  • Flooding: extensive water damage can cause sewage to back up through your building's drainage pipes
  • Cooking Oils and Grease: cooking oils and grease should never be washed down a drain with hot water as they solidify once cooled

Before these situations occur, your system will usually show signs of a problem. Monitor your home or business for water backing up out of a drain or the toilet and listen for gurgling sounds coming from your drains. These signs indicate your system needs to be cleaned.

What Should You Do if Your Sewer Backs Up?

When you have a sewer backup in Calgary, acting quickly can save you money and prevent a disaster from happening. Call us right away and then try to determine where the backup is coming from. Clogged sewer lines can occur in the main sewer line or in one of the secondary lines connected to your home. If the problem lies in the city's main line, the proper authorities will need to be called. You should also shut off your water, gas and electricity, and if you do venture into the affected area to try and salvage any belongings, make sure to wear protective clothing.

Contact Us for Prompt, Professional Service

At Electric Eel Sewer & Drain Specialists, we work with residential, commercial, municipal and industrial clients. Before your sewer backup in Calgary costs you a fortune, contact us for a comprehensive inspection. We look for warning signs that your system is at risk and then provide solutions for the problems. If you do experience a sewer backup, please don't try to handle the repair or cleanup process by yourself. There are serious health risks involved, and you'll need the right tools and equipment for the long, time-consuming task. We can get the job done quickly and correctly – all you have to do is give us a call!

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Electric Eel Sewer & Drain Specialists
7924 51st Street SE
Calgary, AB  T2C 4R2

PHONE: 403-236-3601

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Sunday Closed

Monday - Friday 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Saturday Closed

24/7 emergency availability!

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