What are some of the problems that can occur?

When sewer gasses are present inside the home, usually one or more vapor traps has dried out. The water in a vapor trap will evaporate if the fixture is not used often; seldom-used bathrooms or utility sinks are commonly odor sources. The simple solution is to periodically run water (one or two cups) into the drain to refill the trap.

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1. Sewage is backing up into my house overflowing from my drains. What should I do?
2. What is a sewer lateral?
3. What should I do if sewage is overflowing from a sewer structure onto the ground?
4. I have slow drainage through my toilets, drains. What can I do about it?
5. There is a manhole cover in my neighborhood that rattles every time a vehicle rolls over it. What can I do about it?
6. What causes sewer odors inside the house?
7. What is the purpose of vapor traps?
8. What is the purpose of the roof vent?
9. What are some of the problems that can occur?
10. What if the odor is outside the house?
11. How do I file a claim if I have property damage caused by a sewer back up?
12. Who maintains the sewer line?
13. How do I report a problem?