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Posted by: Chris Laney on February 26, 2019
Sewage is never supposed to find its way into our homes. However, at times, due to unforeseen circumstances, we find ourselves (and our basements) in a messy situation.
Sewage lines are built to move waste and water away from the home through underground plumbing directly to the main sewer lines. What happens if a clog forms in those pipes or a line fails? We've all experienced the small panic of a toilet overflowing – now imagine that on a much larger scale!
A clog in the main plumbing pipe leading to the sewers will cause sewage to back up into the ground, and eventually into your basement space.
The short answer is yes. When we talk about sewage, we mean a mix of water and waste products. This can include garbage, human waste, organic and inorganic matter, and more. This is not something that you want in any space of your living area.
While organic material will start to decompose quickly, the gas that it produces can be hazardous to the health of anyone that comes in contact with it – especially if the organic matter is human waste. This type of matter can contain pathogens that may spread diseases quickly among household members.
This is why hiring a sewage clean up professional like those at Water Out, as soon as the problem is noticed is extremely important!
Taking necessary steps to prevent a sewage backup is extremely important for every member of the household. Avoiding an overflow won't just save you money in home repairs, it will keep you free of sickness caused by the leak.
Here are a few precautions to take to prevent a sewage backup:
If you do experience a sewage backup in your home, don't panic. Seal off the area, and do not allow any children or pets near the backup.
At Water Out, we service the homes around the Fort Wayne area, and are available to emergency services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our sewage cleanup and remediation team is trained and certified in sewage removal, and will remove the black water from your home quickly and safely.
Contact us today for more information if you experience a sewage backup!
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