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Sewage Backup Prevention Tips for your Massillion, OH Home

7/7/2023 (Permalink)

Tree Roots Pipe Tree roots in a pipe can cause a sewage backup in your Massillion, Ohio home.

As a homeowner in Massillion, Ohio one of the worst disasters you can experience in your house is a sewage backup. A sewage backup is considered a very serious matter. Sewage can contain bacteria and microbes that can cause serious illness. Containing and cleaning the area as soon as possible should be a priority to avoid any further contamination. To prevent sewage backup knowing what causes it can stop it from happening.

Sewage Backup Causes

  • Clogs – Sewage backups in your home are from your drainpipes or main sewer line becomes clogged. Clogs can consist of hair, grease, baby wipes, paper towels, yard debris or other solid materials. Do not pour or flush these materials proper disposal will prevent backups.
  • Tree Roots – Trees and their roots may not be an issue then the popes are installed, but years of growth can lead to issues later. To prevent tree roots from damaging your sewer lateral install a plastic pipe or cut tree roots.
  • Damaged Sewer Lines– Weather, natural disasters, vandalism, and infrastructure breakdown can all lead to unavoidable sewer line issues.
  • Heavy Rainfall – A large amount of rain can overburden your city’s sewer lines. If the public sewer cannot handle excess rainfall, the water can make its way into connected sewer lines. This puts your home at risk of water backflows.

There is nothing more stressful than experiencing a sewage backup or overflow. Managing the contaminated water, yourself can put you at risk of contracting diseases. Trust the professionals at SERVPRO of Northwest Stark County for fast, reliable, and safe sewage cleanup services. We are here to help you reduce the stress and start making your home look as good as it did before the damage occurred.

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