Sewer Back-Ups

A blockage in your private plumbing system or in our sewer main in the street can cause a sewer back-up. 
If you experience wastewater backing up into drains or toilets in your home, contact us (843-727-6800) or a plumber immediately.

Help prevent sewer clogs and back-ups
  • Only flush number one, number two, and toilet tissue! Flushing anything else, even wipes and other products labeled "flushable" can cause blockages. 
  • Don't pour grease down the drain. Put it in a jar and throw it in the trash. Grease builds up in pipes over time and can eventually lead to a complete blockage. 
  • Replace damaged sewer clean-out caps. These white plastic caps cover the access to your home's sewer service line. Make sure it's clearly marked and accessible, and replace it if it's damaged to prevent debris from entering your sewer line. 
  • Keep an eye on tree roots. Tree roots can cause damage to your private sewer line.