If sewage backup doesn’t top your list of plumbing disasters, you’ve probably never experienced it. Sewage backup is a foul-smelling, health-endangering problem. Read below to learn about the risks associated with sewage backup:
When raw sewage backs up into your home, you may have no idea exactly where it came from. Oftentimes, the sewage is extremely toxic. There’s no reason to subject your family to the smell and risks of sewage backup in your home. As soon as a drain malfunctions, call a professional to assess and fix the problem.
It is a professional plumber’s job to know how to clean up sewage safely and efficiently. If you’re trying to clean it up yourself, you may make mistakes that can endanger your health. By hiring a professional to clean up the sewage mishap, you’re ensuring that it will be cleaned thoroughly and properly.
Of course, no one wants to think about their plumbing backing up. But, when it does happen, it’s useful to know what caused the problem. Oftentimes, solid objects are accidentally flushed down the toilet, which can cause simple blockage. Other times, there are structural defects in the plumbing, which cause a backup and eventually backflow. If your home or business uses a septic system, tree roots can often be the cause of sewage complications.
It’s important to educate those in your home or business about the dangers and costliness of flushing solid objects. If your plumbing has structural defects, it’s a good idea to have a plumber use a pipe camera to figure out what’s wrong so that it can be fixed. Sometimes, a sewer check valve or a backflow prevention valve will need to be installed. When trees are the cause of your backup, you might need a landscaper to remove the problem trees and their roots.
At the first sign of sewage backup, call All Plumbing Inc . at (571) 451-2971 to have one of our qualified professionals deal with the issue safely and effectively for you.