2 Signs You Have a Sewer Backup, and Its Potential Hazards

Your property has incoming water lines and outgoing sewer lines. The sewer lines transport used water from sources within your home—like your washing machine, shower, tub, sinks, and toilets—away from your house. If the sewer line becomes blocked water will backup into your home. As a result, the interior of your residence can become contaminated.

When a sewer line starts to experience problems you will probably see subtle signs that become progressively worse. Beware of these two signs.

Slow Drains

If you’ve got only one sink in your home that drains slowly, you may be able to fix it yourself using a plunger. But if you notice that the sinks and basins throughout your entire house have begun to drain slowly it is a tell-tale sign that you have a growing problem within your sewer line.

Waste Backup

A sure sign of a sewer drain problem is when wastewater begins to backup into another pipe. You may notice this when you flush the toilet, or use your washing machine. When waste emerges and overflows your drains, you have a major issue.

Potential Hazards

Emergency backups can cause wastewater to bubble up into the drains throughout your home. This can be especially hazardous if your toilet backs up. Hazardous, germ-filled liquid can fill your toilet and spill over onto your bathroom floor. In this instance, you should keep those in your household from using the plumbing until you’re able to get the drainage system fixed.

Due to the fact that human waste is a biohazard, you and your family should stay away from any affected areas until you can have them cleaned. Our teams of experts can thoroughly clean and sanitize any areas of your home that have been impacted.

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