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Sewage Concerns

4/12/2022 (Permalink)

A photo of a floor drain in a basement. Drain back up is a common cause of sewage damage during heavy rain storms.

One of the most hazardous jobs SERVPRO of Buffalo - Tonawanda deals with is a sewage backup. A sewer back up can occur through a toilet, sink, shower, and the drain in your basement. The most common reason for a sewer back up is caused by a clog. The blockage can be caused by feminine products, grease, hair, and children’s toys. The main drain from the house to the street can build up with debris or tree roots that disturbs the proper function of wastewater draining. The sewage material gets trapped builds up and has nowhere else to go but back into your home. The wastewater contains many water-borne diseases and must be cleaned and disinfected immediately. Some of the pathogens in sewage are E. Coli, Salmonella, Streptococcus, mycobacterium. SERVPRO of Buffalo - Tonawanda’s highly trained professionals are close by, sustainer focused and ready to help. Call us today at 716-694-9949

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