If you’ve ever been woken up in the middle of the night by the horrific stench caused by a sewage emergency, you know how awful it is. You’ve probably investigated your home, trying to find the source of the foul odor. You step in your bathroom and are faced with a massive overflow of wretched sewage spewing from your toilet and flooding your bathroom floor. A sewage emergency is nothing to take lightly. A clogged toilet can wreak havoc on your pipes and the plumbing in your entire home. The toxic waste (quite literally) and bacteria is a serious health hazard.
What Causes A Sewage Emergency?
Accumulated waste can clog your main water line or septic system and a blocked line will back up into your pipes, moving into your toilet and even your bathtub. A sewage emergency removal company like NextGen Restoration can pinpoint the obstruction in your pipes while removing the the harmful waste that ends up on your floors. If necessary, they will advise you as to where the problems lie in your pipes so they can be properly dealt with to avoid future sewage emergency problems.
Many people don’t realize that common household items are too large to flush through their pipes, so they inadvertently flush items such as diapers, cat litter, sanitary pads, and tampons. It isn’t surprising what sewage emergency removal companies and plumbers find when they are removing debris from residential drains. Some have reported finding false teeth, jewelry and toys in the sewage lines. These items can sometimes cause damage to the pipes, which can become an expensive repair.
However, the most common obstructions that cause sewer emergency problems are grease, fat and oils that solidify and cause massive clogs that block the sewer lines. Sewage emergency removal companies and plumbers highly recommend that you don’t rinse your cooking grease down your sink when doing the dishes. Instead, put this in an old coffee can and throw it in the trash. By doing so, you will avoid costly repairs to your main sewage line and, if you have a septic system, you won’t spend thousands of dollars to have it dug up and repaired.
Call NextGen Restoration if you do end up with a sewage emergency in your home. Avoid the health danger before it becomes one. (813) 962-6855