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How to Tell a Sewage Backup is Imminent

A sewage backup can wreak havoc on your home and your health, which is why calling a sewage backup cleanup company is important.
A sewage backup can wreak havoc on your home and your health, which is why calling a sewage backup cleanup company is important.
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This holiday season, the last present you want to find under the tree is a sewage backup. Unfortunately, sewage backups are pretty common and can cause a lot of issues if they’re not treated. Fortunately, because they’re so common, there are a few noticeable signs to be aware of that one is imminent. Here are the major signs that a sewage backup is near – and why an experienced sewage backup cleanup service is necessary to restore your home and protect your health.

1. Foul Odors

Foul odors are one of the main signs that your home may soon experience a sewage backup. This odor usually smells like rotten eggs. Sewage is a mixture of human waste, so naturally, the smell will be pretty unpleasant. If you notice this strong, foul odor in your bathroom or basement, call a plumber right away, because a sewage backup is imminent. 

If left untreated, a sewage backup can negatively affect your home and your health. Physically, you could experience nausea, dizziness, and even memory loss. Structurally, a backup of this magnitude could destroy your belongings and cause electrical malfunctions. 

2. Your Water Drains Slower

Household drains are designed to transport water from the house. However, when you have a sewage backup, the water will drain from the house much more slowly. When sewage backs up in the pipes, it’s impossible for water to pass through. Because of this clog, water comes out in different ways, which brings us to the next point we’ll discuss below. It also could cause a pipe to burst, which can cause enormous damage to your home and property. 

3. Fixtures Associated with Your Main Line Back Up

You could have a serious sewage backup if you start to notice that certain fixtures in your house start to back up. The easiest way to spot this is to see if something like your toilet or shower starts to back up. You will recognize a backup if the water in either of these starts to fill up with brown water or if they start to bubble. This causes these fixtures to not work properly and you will need to treat your mainline for any sewage backup.

Did Your Home Recently Suffer a Sewage Backup? Call the Team at Green Genie Environmental

A sewage backup can wreak havoc on your home and your health. This is why calling in a professional sewage backup cleanup crew is important. At Green Genie Environmental, we only use eco-friendly methods of sewage removal and cleanup. This allows you to have peace of mind that your home is being taken care of the best possible way. 

If your home suffered a sewage backup this holiday season, don’t sit and wait. Call the professionals at Green Genie Environmental to schedule an appointment. We can be reached at (716) 466-6653. 

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