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4 Common Sewage Problems for Commercial Buildings

1/30/2020 (Permalink)

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4 Common Sewage Problems for Commercial Buildings

A blocked sewer in your commercial building in Coventry, MA, gets your attention. It's something that must be taken care of quickly and for a variety of reasons. Contaminated water presents a health and safety issue and then there is the inconvenience it causes for employees ad customers. If the problem isn't discovered right away, or if the cleanup is neglected for even a short time, additional damage will likely be the result. This will cause the recovery bill to increase. The services of a professional water mitigation team is the best way to handle sewage problems. Be sure to contact a franchise that has the training, experience and equipment to handle these four issues:

Toilet Overflow. Whether the bathroom is public or for employees, an overflowing toilet has the potential to spread black water on the flooring and seep into the wood or tile. It could also filter through the flooring and affect the ceiling below.

Blocked Sewer. A sewage backup often brings dirty water into a commercial building when the outflow pipe is clogged. This can happen for several reasons, but it is usually the result of an obstruction such as tree roots.

Pipe Break. When a sewer pipe breaks, the result is contaminated water entering either the building space or the grounds of your company. This often is the result of age. Like everything else, sewer lines don't last forever and over time they weaken and eventually fail. Telltale signs of degraded sewer lines include gas odors, plugged drains and indentations in landscaped areas.

Pipe Leak. A slow leak can be a big problem because it is harder to identify. The presence of dirty water may go undetected for weeks or even longer.

Whether your company faces a blocked sewer or some other issue, a fast response is essential to a successful recovery and cleanup. Paying attention to the maintenance of your plumbing system protects your business.

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