Our team recently was called out on a job in Bethel Park, PA 15102. A Dr. Office had a sewage line leak/ backup. Our Team sanitized and Cleaned the affected areas. They had to cut out the wet/affected drywall and flooring. Here are some tips on how to prevent instances like this in your home or office:
Here are a few precautions to take to prevent a sewage backup:
- Avoid throwing items down the drain that will not dissolve. This includes baby wipes, diapers, or hygiene products. Throw these items in the Trash to prevent any backages.
- Watch out for cooking grease in your sink! While it may look like a liquid while it’s hot, as soon as the grease starts to cool, it will solidify. Once the grease has become a solid it will cling to the sides of your pipes and begin trapping food residue and other substances that finds its way down your drain, leading to a blocked sink.
- Long hair can cause a drain to clog quickly, so keep it away! Try using a drain cover to catch the access hair.
- Paper towels belong in the trash – not the toilet. When you see a paper towel commercial, the first thing they talk about is durability. This means that towel will not break down quickly, and will, instead, cause a blockage in your drain!