My basement flooded with sewage. Don’t let yours

drawing of a basement filled with boxes, weights, and a bike covered in sewage

Here’s a riddle for you.  What’s worse than having your house flood with sewage?  Having your house flood with other peoples’ sewage.  The “incident” as we’ve fondly been calling it, happened to us last Friday morning.  I hope it never happens to you. I was working in my office on our second floor when I heard water gushing in our … Read More

The beauty of backflow prevention

houses on a hill connected to a municipal sewer to illustrate backflow prevention and backwater valves

On the scale of plumbing emergencies, sewer backups rank toward the top of the list. Human waste flowing into your home and living space is truly a bad situation. If this has happened to you, know that you’re not alone in the problem. This month, our own home suffered from this unfortunate disaster. While I was at work, the sewer … Read More