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Preventing A Sewage Backup

5/16/2024 (Permalink)

Sewage damage can be unsettling and cause harmful health issues when improperly removed or disinfected.  It is critical to hire a certified restoration professional to handle the cleanup for you to ensure a clean and healthy environment.  After a sewage backup, SERVPRO of Cecil County can restore any size property to preloss conditions.  However, there are ways to prevent a sewage leak in the first place!

  • Inspect the sewage system for signs of damage.  Cracks should be repaired before sewage has the chance to leak through.
  • Clean your drains each month to help prevent clogs.  Pour baking soda and white vinegar into the drains, let that sit for approximately an hour and flush the solution out with warm water.
  • Do not flush tissues or paper towels that can build up and potentially clog the system.
  • Do not overuse the water.  Keeping the faucet running for long periods of time can eventually lead to a clog or system damage.
  • Install a backwater valve to ensure sewage exits the system properly.  This will also prevent sewage from entering a property again through that system.

In the event of a sewage backup or biohazard situation, SERVPRO of Cecil County responds immediately to help limit both the health risks and downtime for your family or business.  Our team utilizes our advanced anti-bacterial and anti-microbial cleaning solutions to help ensure that a property is safe from harmful contaminants.  In addition, we offer hospital-grade disinfectant solutions when needed.  We take our clients’ safety first and foremost!

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