Locate and keep accessible the sewer cleanout in your front yard. If you do not have a cleanout, have one installed by a plumber. The cleanout is the property owner’s responsibility.
Check your homeowner’s insurance policy. If you are not covered for back-ups, call your agent for information on costs and coverage options. If you experience a back-up, save all receipts related to any repair, cleaning, or damages.
Put diapers or sanitary napkins in the toilet.
Dispose of grease down the drain.
Plant trees near sewer lines.
Connect any drains or sump pumps to the sewer system.