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Sewage in a utility sink.

Sewer Backup In Utility Sink

Sewer backups are a real danger. This Muskegon resident experienced a severe sewer backup that left their utility sink a mess. Sewage often contains a large variety of bacteria, funguses, parasites, and viruses and can cause health issues if not disposed of properly.

Roots Cause Sewer Backup

There are numerous different causes for sewer backups; however, a very common one is root intrusion in the pipe. Roots will often enter through joints or gaps between pipes. They feed off the moisture from the sewer pipe and will multiply and expand. This often results in a blockage, causing a sewer backup.