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Sewage Backup Causes In Your Grand Junction, MI Home or Business

4/11/2022 (Permalink)

City sewer drain with water in it Damaged sewer lines are just one reason why you may experience a sewage backup.

Sewage backups can be an extremely devastating event that can happen to just about any business or home.  There are three main reasons why you may experience a sewage backup in Grand Junction.

  • Clog - if you have a singular trouble area that experiences a backup, like a tub or sink, it most likely is a clog and can be fixed by cleaning the drain.  If all drains in your home or business are backed up, there is a blockage at the main drain that is causing the issue.  The overflow will continue and will cause extensive damage to your entire home or business until the blockage is removed.
  • Tree Roots - roots of large trees in the area of a sewer line can often cause severe problems.  They can grow into the pipes and cause holes and blockages.  They can also wrap around the sewer line and crush it.
  • Damaged Sewer Lines - older properties usually have older sewer lines that have not been upgraded.  All pipes and sewer lines in older homes were built using cast iron and clay which can wear with time, get rusty, and easily break down.  New sewer lines are made out of plastic and usually do not cause these issues.

Sewage backups can be hazardous to your health and cause a great amount of structural damage to your home or 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.  Leave the clearing and cleaning to the professionals.  SERVPRO of Allegan / Barry County and SERVPRO of Van Buren County helps to ensure your damage is mitigated according to industry standards.

If you have experienced a sewage backup, call SERVPRO of Allegan / Barry County and SERVPRO of Van Buren County today, 269-639-0464, we are Here to help®

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