There are many reasons why a sewage disposal system isn’t working properly, but the damage can lead to a potentially dangerous situation and should be immediately addressed. Not only can the damage lead to an unsanitary and foul-smelling mess, it can also quickly turn into a costly repair for your business or home.
At Septic Masters, LLC, we understand the importance of quick and efficient service. Our team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to help when your sewage system goes awry.
Why is a Sewage Backup or a Sewage Water Overflow Dangerous?
Sewage is a mixture of water and waste matter, such as human feces, that must be disposed of in a safe and sanitary way, most often through a system of drainage pipes. If the drainage pipes backup or overflow, the sewage water can easily contaminate your home or business.
Because sewage water is a mixture of water and waste matter, it can contain disease-causing organisms, such as bacteria, viruses, parasites, fungi, or mold and can easily be spread to humans or pets through contact with skin or inhalation. Exposure to sewage water can lead to an array of health problems ranging from anything minor to life-long conditions, or even death.
How Does Sewage Water Damage Occur?
Damage to your home or business from sewage water can happen for a variety of reasons. The most common causes include blockages, structural pipe defects and flooding.
Blockages in Sewage Water Disposal Lines
Blockages in sewage water disposal lines are most commonly attributed to:
- Items that are unable to easily pass through the pipes, such as disposable diapers, sanitary napkins, clumped masses of toilet paper, etc.
- Items that don’t dissolve easily, such as paper towels or plastic.
- Items that get tangled easily on debris build-up along pipe walls, such as hair or leftover bones from a chicken dinner.
- Items that expand when solidifying such as grease and kitty litter.
Structural Waste Water Disposal Pipe Defects
Normal wear and tear from use of waste water disposal pipes over time can lead to structural defects, including:
- Holes or cracks in sewage disposal pipes.
- Sagging or a belly in the sewage disposal line.
- A collapse or a complete break in the line, often caused by displacement by tree roots.
Flooding of Shared Sanitary Disposal Systems
Shared waste disposal systems, when working properly, can be one of the most sanitary methods used to remove waste from a home or business. However, these systems may falter, leading to flooding issues, such as:
- A clog or backup in apartment complexes and townhomes’ shared lines can cause damage to multiple units. This is much more common in older developments than in new ones, so property owners are encouraged to contact us at least once every year to check their sewage disposal systems.
- When rain pours down in the city of Atlanta, excess water often causes the city’s drainage system to overload. Water not only backs up into the streets, causing dangerous driving conditions, but it can also flow backwards through drains causing overflows.
Sewage System Services
Our licensed professionals at Septic Masters, LLC provide expert sewage system services in the Greater Atlanta area. Our services include:
- Sewage line inspections and services to remove line backups
- Sewage drainage pipe repairs and replacements
- Sewage water damage clean-up services
Call Septic Masters, LLC to Fix Your Sewage Drainage Problem
No matter the cause of your sewage system drainage issues, you can trust Septic Masters, LLC to fix it. Our experienced Septic Masters, LLC technicians have an excellent record of finding and repairing sewage drainage issues, and our certified team complies with the highest industry standards when cleaning up your home or business after sewage damage.
The Septic Masters, LLC team is available to take your call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for 365 days of the year. Contact us online or via telephone to fix your sewage drainage problems and clean-up any sewage water-related damage.