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Common Sewage Problems

3/9/2023 (Permalink)

sewer system If a sewer problem occurs, give SERVPRO a call at the first sign of water damage

Sewer problems are an unfortunate inevitability in most buildings. The good news is that these problems are usually easy to fix, especially if you catch them early. However, if you don't find them soon enough, it's likely that your sewage system will fail and need to be replaced entirely.

Fallen Trees

If a large tree has fallen on your property and it's blocking your sewer line, you could have a big problem on your hands. The roots of the tree can grow into the sewer line and block it completely. This can cause sewage backup or overflow in your home, which can be extremely dangerous for anyone who lives there.

If this happens to you and you're not sure what to do next or how much damage has been caused by the root intrusion into the pipe system under your property, contact us today! We'll send out one of our experienced technicians who will assess all aspects of this situation so that we can come up with an action plan tailored specifically for you and your unique needs.

Toilet Overflow

The most common reasons for a toilet to overflow are too much toilet paper. If you're like most people, you've probably heard that it's better to use less toilet paper when you go to the bathroom. However, this isn't always true and can actually cause problems if done incorrectly. If your toilet begins overflowing unexpectedly after flushing, try using less paper next time until you find the right amount for your particular type of plumbing system.

Debris clogs in the pipes or sewer line outside of your house may be causing blockages in your plumbing system as well. Debris such as wet wipes and sanitary products should not go down the drain because they don't break down easily--they can clog up drains instead. When taking care of these items make sure they are disposed properly so they don't end up causing problems later on down line either by throwing them away or recycling them instead.

Old Pipe

If you're not sure how old your pipes are, get them checked. If they are older than 40 years, they may be corroded and leaking. This can cause sewage backup in your building.

If you've noticed a foul odor coming from one of your toilets or drains in the past few weeks (or even months), then it's time to call a plumber right away.

Broken Pipes

Have you noticed water in places that shouldn't have any? It could be a broken pipe or line. If you're noticing water where there shouldn't be any, there's a good chance that your building has a problem with its plumbing system. This can cause structural damage and other issues, like mold growth, flooding and more.

Sewage backups can occur when too much water enters your plumbing system at once and overwhelms it. This is more likely to happen if you have an older home or building, as well as if you live in an area that gets heavy rain or snowfall.

There are several things you can do to prevent sewage backups from happening. Check for leaks around faucets and toilets by turning off all sinks and running each fixture individually while watching for drips on the floor below each one. If necessary, replace washers with new ones where needed, you may find them at any hardware store as part of kits designed specifically for this purpose.

If you think your building has any of these problems, it's important to call a professional right away. The last thing you want is for sewage backup or broken pipes to damage or destroy your building and its contents. Give SERVPRO a call at the first sign of sewage damage to your home or business.

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