Sewage Backup Can Affect a Whole Building
The risk of a sewage backup can be bad for your property and dangerous. The water that comes from a sewage back up is unsanitary and may contain bacteria and viruses that could cause serious illness. Sewer backups are usually caused by clogs, tree roots, or collapsed sewer lines.
Clogs are one of the top causes of sewer backup. People used toilets as waste baskets. diapers, facial tissues, and napkins should not be flushed down the toilet. Be sure never to pour grease down y our drain. Although grease and fat are liquids, they can harden and cause a clog.
Tree roots are another cause of sewer backups. Roots can be very strong crushing sewer lines. They can even grow into pipes.
Another common cause of sewer back up are collapsed sewer lines. Older homes were built with cast iron and clay piping. This can break down over time and create sewer problems.
Do not reach for a cheap and easy fix such as chemical treatments. They can be harsh on your plumbing and they are harmful to the environment.
Our experts at SERVPRO of Citrus Heights/Roseville have the proper training and expertise to make sure your plumbing allows water to smoothly run through your pipes and not all over you home.