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Sewage Problems In The Home

Oct 17, 2019

HOW TO AVOID SEWAGE MISHAPS

Sewage in your home can be a big health risk and can compromise structures if not addressed immediately.

Listed below are signs to look for that may suggest you have a potential sewage problem brewing.

ROOMS MOST LIKELY TO BE AFFECTED

Sewage can affect any room in a home or business, but it usually affects rooms where sewer lines enter the building typically basements and crawl spaces. However, sewage backups may occur in any room with a drain, including kitchens, bathrooms, and laundry rooms.

Basements

Open floor drains in basements pose the biggest risk of a sewage backup, but sewage can back up into any drain in the basement. Drains in basement bathrooms and laundry rooms also pose a significant risk of sewage backups.

Crawl Spaces

Sewage may also back up into crawl spaces as well. Due to limited access and confined spaces, sewage cleanup and restoration poses an additional challenge.

Kitchens

Sewage can also backup in kitchen drains, potentially causing significant damage and contaminating cabinets, walls, and flooring with viruses, parasites, and bacteria. Depending on the severity of the backup, sewage may also damage or contaminate kitchen appliances like refrigerators and ovens. Kitchen sewage backups are more likely in properties without basements or when basements have no open drains.

Bathrooms

Sewage can also backup in bathroom sink drains and toilets, potentially causing significant damage and contaminating cabinets, walls, and flooring with viruses, parasites, and bacteria. Bathroom sewage backups are more likely in properties without basements or when basements have no open drains.

Laundry Rooms

Laundry rooms, especially those located in the basement, are also prone to sewage backups. Typically the backup occurs in the utility sink, but in rare cases, it may back up into your washing machine as well.

Becoming aware of the signs of potential problems, and the rooms where sewage mishaps can occur, will help to reduce any sewage damage to your home.

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