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5 Tips To Prevent Atlanta Sewer System backup

10/26/2020 (Permalink)

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Trust the professionals at SERVPRO to clean up the dirty water from Sewage systems backups. 

Atlanta Sewage System History

Did you know that in the 1990s, the city of Atlanta got sued because its sewage system was polluting the Chattahoochee River and other waterways? Since then, the city of Atlanta has been making progress in stopping sewage pollution. They have been doing this by limiting the amount of rain that combines with sewage in their sewage system. 

Heavy rainstorms can overwhelm sewage systems and lead to the sewers releasing untreated sewage. Here at SERVPRO, we have seen the aftermath of heavy rainstorms and sewage backup.

SERVPRO Atlanta Sewage System Backup Cleaning 

SERVPRO is here to help when your Atlanta sewer system has backed up, or your sump pump has failed. Sewage damage will leave a big mess on your hands. A mess that only a professional restoration company can adequately mitigate. 

In some cases, the water damage in your basement is not a sewer backup problem. We have seen some water damages caused by poor soil grading around the exterior of your house. We have also seen water damages from foundations leaks. Whatever the cause, SERVPRO can help. 

Your Atlanta home insurance company may cover a sewage system backup or sump pump failures. The professionals at SERVPRO of Downtown Atlanta have years of experience working with insurance adjusters to ensure that property owners are getting reimbursed the proper amount for their property damage. We will document the complete loss from beginning to end and take a record of the equipment used. 

Even though we love getting new customers, we think it is best to prevent sewer backups in the first place. 

5 Tips to prevent Atlanta Sewer System backup 

Plumbing is one of those things that we often take for granted until something terrible occurs. The following SERVPRO tips can help you prevent an Atlanta sewage system backup.

1) Avoid flushing anything other than toilet paper down the toilet

Items other than toilet tissue can cause a toilet to overflow.

2) Don’t wash grease down the drain

Grease solidifies as it cools, which can clog up pipes and enhance your chances for a sewage backup. It is best to allow hot grease to cool in a safe container and then throw it away with your regular garbage. 

3) Avoid washing oils down the drain 

Oils can cause buildup in your pipes the same way grease can.

4) Check your home for rooting issues 

Shrubs and trees can make their way into your Atlanta sewage system line. A cracked sewage system allows for debris to build up and cause a backup. We recommend calling an Atlanta plumbing professional if you are having issues with tree roots. We have heard many homeowners benefit from replacing their current home piping with plastic piping.

5) Get your Atlanta sewage system inspected regularly 

There are many trained, trustworthy professionals that can give your sewage system an inspection. 

SERVPRO Relationships

SERVPRO of Downtown Atlanta has built relationships with many plumbers and sewage repair companies in Atlanta. Give us a call today for any recommendations.  

SERVPRO is a water damage restoration company in Atlanta with all the training and resources to complete any size job the right way the first time. As mentioned earlier, we have partnerships with insurance companies throughout Atlanta and are available 24/7.

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