A sewage spill or flood is one of the worst things that can happen inside your home. Not only is sewage incredibly destructive for your home and the possessions in it, it is only extremely toxic and poses serious health risks for you and your family. Here are five of the major causes from our sewage restoration professionals at Restoration 1 of Charlottesville so you know what to look for in preventing a sewage spill in your home.
One very common cause of sewage backups is when tree roots enter into the sewer lines at joint points. If they enter in at those joints they will continue to grow and spread throughout the sewer line. This inevitably leads to sewer backup and damage. Sewer pipes can also be cracked and broken by growing tree roots which can lead to even more problems. If you don’t know where the sewage pipes around your home lay, you should find out to make sure that none of your tree roots are one a collision course for your sewer lines.
Structural defects that are severe enough to allow sewer damage usually happen over time rather than all at once. Therefore, it’s important to always be on guard and know that disasters like this can happen unexpectedly. Some of the common structural defects that happen to underground pipes are misalignment, holes, or cracks. This can lead to sewage overflow, and if it is significant enough, sewer damage in your home.
The threat of damage from solid flushes should not be taken lightly. Clogged sewer lines from flushing the wrong things can wear on your pipes and even cause a sewage leak or spill. Thus, make sure that you only flush the essentials down your toilet. Anything that doesn’t need to be flushed shouldn’t. Following this general rule of thumb will allow you to keep your sewer lines clear and avoid sewage damage as a consequence of solid flushes.
A backup in the city sewer can occur causing waste water to overflow into the low opening of the line. This is most likely to affect your basement if you have one. It may also come out through toilets and drains in your home.
Floodwater in Charlottesville is rarely made up of clean water. Instead, it often contains contaminants that can make the water hazardous to touch or ingest. In a worst case scenario, the contamination is made up of sewage. Because of this possibility, you should never allow yourself to come into contact with flood water until you know for certain that it is not contaminated, especially that it is not contaminated with sewage.
We hope you never have to deal with a problem as nasty as sewage damage. Nonetheless, if you do, don’t waste any time before picking up the phone and giving us a call for help.
Chris was very thorough in analyzing the condition of the problem. He was very professional, and has a very good disposition, funny at times. He is knowledgeable in his field of expertise and gave us an excellent free estimate and some great suggestions and recommendations. I highly recommend him and his company.- Rhodora K.
Wonderful experience with these guys – honest, thorough, and unassuming. Recommendations were the kind you’d give to family – both respecting money concerns as well as helping you to make the most informed decision for your health.
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I wouldn’t give any less than 5 stars for this company. The whole process, Alaina was very informative and respectful. She listened to my concerns and gave me all the cost effective ways to avoid possible use of their services which is a definite integrity move. The guys who came to actually clean out my basement were very polite and helpful. If I need any kind of restoration work in the future I’ll definitely call Restoration 1 of Charlottesville!!- Andrew Foltz
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