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Sewage Backup Causes At Your Whitehall Business

12/29/2021 (Permalink)

Office hallway with raw sewage SERVPRO professionals have the training and expertise to help make your damage “Like it never even happened.”

No one looks forward to having water damage, let alone a sewage backup.  The following are three main reasons that your Whitehall business may experience a sewage backup.

  • Clog - if you only have a singular trouble area that experiences a backup, such as a tub, sink, or toilet, then it is most likely a clog and can be fixed by cleaning the drain.  If all drains in your home are backed up, then there is a blockage at the main that is causing the issue.  Until the blockage is removed, the overflow will continue and cause extensive damage to your business.
  • Tree Roots - roots of large trees close to sewer lines can often cause severe problems.  They can grow into pipes causing holes and blockages or they can wrap around the sewer line and crush it.
  • Damaged Sewer Lines - older properties that have not upgraded their sewer lines can have broken or collapsed lines.  Older property lines were built using cast iron and clay that wears over time, can get rusty, and break down.  New sewer lines are plastic and cannot cause these issues.

Sewage backups can be hazardous to your health and cause a great amount of structural damage to your business.  If you experience a sewage backup, do not attempt to flush the toilet.  Do not use harsh chemicals to attempt to clear the drain yourself.  Leave the clearing and cleaning to the professionals, as SERVPRO of Muskegon helps to ensure your damage is mitigated according to industry standards.

If your business has experienced a sewage backup, call SERVPRO of Muskegon today, 231-733-7601, we are Here to help®

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