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Sewage Backup Dangers and What to Do

By November 30, 2017 May 3rd, 2019 No Comments

The last thing any homeowner wants to deal with is a sewage backup. It may not be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of potentially terrible things that can happen to your home, but having sewage backup flood your home is truly dangerous. Sewage back up dangers effect not just to your home, but primarily to your health.

Sewage backup, which can occur following a flood or if your home’s sewage system gets backed up, can cause various diseases and be hazardous to your health. Some of the risks that can come along with sewage backup include Campylobacter, Enteroviruses, Pinworms, Giardia, Salmonella, Cryptosporidium E. Coli, Hepatitis A, Rotavirus and Shigella. So sewage backup, should you have the misfortune of having to experience it, is no joke.

So what is it that causes sewage backup? There are various factors at play, but plenty of things can result in your home having a sewage backup problem. Structural defects, root infiltration, improper flushes, which means items that shouldn’t be flushed down the toilet, wet weather, flooding around and under your home, planning problems with sewage lines, pipe blockages and broken or leaking pipes can all be responsible. So being aware of these things can help prevent possible sewage backup in your home. So be sure to keep an eye out for these things, and be sure not to flush anything strange down the toilet.

Should the worst happen and you do find yourself with a sewage backup situation, it must be handled by a professional in a timely manner. Companies like 24/7 Flood Response have trained professionals to handle these situations and can help make sure you and your family don’t fall victim to the diseases that can result from a sewage backup. So, feel free to contact us if you have any questions or need the help of a trained professional.

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