When a sewer line gets clogged by grease, fat, or miscellaneous items, the sewage from your home has nowhere to go. Eventually, it will back up into your property and put your health at risk.
ICE Cleaning is a specialist cleaning company that can clean up sewage that has leaked onto your property. Its technicians are trained biohazard experts and can be on site in an emergency in an hour.
Keep reading to hear from the experts what the symptoms of a blocked sewer line are.
There Are Multiple Clogs Around Your House
If two or more fixtures (i.e., toilets and sinks) are blocked at the same time, and drain cleaner is not helping, there will probably be an obstruction in the sewer line.
Toilets and showers are usually the first to indicate an obstruction. This is because they are lower than other drains, and toilets have the most direct path to the sewer system. If you are concerned a sewer line is blocked, you should have these checked first to see whether they are working properly.
You Can Smell Sewage
A rotten egg smell coming from your drains is likely to be sewer gas from sewage backing up into your property. This is a dangerous mix of gases which can cause dizziness, nausea, eye irritation, and, in some extreme cases, organ damage or death. It is also highly flammable.
As soon as you notice sewer gas, you must bring in plumbers to quickly detect the cause and solve the problem.
Water is Backing Up Into Plumbing Fixtures
If your washing machine causes the water in your toilet to back up, for example, it might be because the water being flushed has nowhere to go. Sewage leaking in your home is very dangerous as it contains lots of bacteria and viruses that can cause serious health problems.
Only professional cleaners, like ICE Cleaning’s technicians, should clean up sewage and decontaminate the affected surfaces.
Your Garden is Flooded
Pools of water or wet patches appearing out of nowhere could be a symptom of a damaged sewer line. When it leaks sewer water into the surrounding soil, it can saturate the earth and push it up to the surface. Greener grass could also be a sign of sewage helping fertilise the soil.
You should always bring in professional plumbers and cleaners for any of these problems. They will determine the cause of the issue and work to repair it.
ICE Cleaning’s technicians can clear up after a clogged sewer line. They are available nationwide, 24/7, 365 days a year.
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