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4/9/2020 (Permalink)

More than damaging your business, sewage backups and flooding can be a health hazard. Sewage and floods can contain bacteria, viruses and other germs that can cause disease and illness. While sewer back-ups are most commonly found in private service lines, they can also be the result of problems in the main sewer line in the street. At SERVPRO of Baldwin and Monroe, we have the process, the training and the experience to not only clean up, but to help eliminate bacteria and germs.

What causes sewer backups?

  • Soil settlement
  • Misaligned joints
  • Root infiltration
  • Pipe collapses
  • Grease buildup
  • Items flushed down a drain

Flooding results when the volume of water runoff from a storm is greater than a drainage system’s capacity.

When this occurs, two types of problems can result:

  • The overland flow of storm water enters a property through an opening such as a door, window or cracks in the building’s foundation.
  • Heavy rains increase the water elevation in the sewer system and cause backflow through the sewer pipeline and into a business.

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