What Factors Contribute to a Sewage Backup at a Commercial Facility?
Blog Summary: SERVPRO of Waxahachie/Midlothian provides sewage cleanup services to businesses in Midlothian, Red Oak, and surrounding communities.
Water damage is a challenging situation for a business to deal with, but once sewage is added to the equation, problems multiply. The introduction of hazardous material onto the scene means that a DIY cleanup is dangerous and must be left to damage remediation professionals. A sewage backup can be an inconvenient and costly setback. In some cases, the business even has to close until the sewage spill is thoroughly cleaned. As a result, a rapid response and the rapid completion of the remediation project are essential.
An understanding of common causes of sewage backups equips Midlothian, TX, business owners and their employees to prevent a backup before it occurs. When people know what to look out for, they can resolve the issues before a more serious problem develops.
- Irregular maintenance
Like any system, the plumbing system needs regularly scheduled maintenance to continue to function at peak efficiency. Have a plumbing professional conduct an annual inspection of the plumbing to minimize the risk of a sewage backup.
- Improper use of the toilet
Flushing items that were not designed to be disposed of in the toilet can have serious ramifications on the sewage system. Paper towels, wipes, or facial tissue do not break down like toilet paper and can clog the sewage system, causing a backup.
- Damaged sewer line
Signs of a cracked sewer line include slow drains, the unpleasant odor of sewage, uncharacteristically green patches of grass in the lawn, wall cracks, and recurring clogs and backups. The best course of action in the case of a broken sewage pipe is to enlist the services of a plumbing professional to inspect the situation and repair the damage.
- Grease accumulation
If grease, oil, and fat are constantly being introduced into the plumbing, the substances will coagulate. According to sewer line repair experts, “The EPA estimates that at least 10,350-36,000 sanitary sewer overflows occur per year in the USA, with approximately 47% of the backups being grease-related.” For an establishment, such as a restaurant, that deals with grease on a regular basis, a grease trap may be a cost-effective investment.
- Connection and joint misalignments
Misaligned pipes create a bottleneck that will ultimately cause a backup. Alignment issues allow sewage to leak out of the pipe while dirt leaks into the pipe, potentially creating a sinkhole.
- Tree roots
Mature tree roots can exert incredible force on a sewer line. The root tendrils can infiltrate a hairline crack in a pipe that widens as the tree grows, causing sewage to spill out of the sewer line. Species of trees whose root systems pose a risk to pipes include oak, willow, maple, sycamore, birch, fig, aspen, and elm.
The settlement of soil near a place of business can stress the sewage system. Heavy rains can wash away soil, leading to pipe failure.
A sewage backup is an emergency situation and must be resolved as soon as possible to protect the health and safety of employees and customers. Delay on the part of the business owner to secure the services of damage restoration specialists can result in advanced secondary damage, loss of time, and loss of ROI. Trust a team of technicians who have the training, experience, and equipment to safely and quickly remediate sewage damage. When business owners enlist the services of a licensed, insured, and certified restoration company, such as SERVPRO of Waxahachie/Midlothian, they ensure that the facility will be able to promptly return to normal business operations.
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For more details about Midlothian, TX, sewage cleanup and water damage restoration services, contact the SERVPRO of Waxahachie / Midlothian office by calling (972) 935-0827. Staff can also be reached by email at acarey@SERVPRO10932.com