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4 Signs Your Property May Have Sewage Backup Problems

4 Signs Your Property May Have Sewage Backup Problems

If you've ever had a sewage backup in your home, you know how big of a problem it can be. Not only is it gross and smelly, but it can also be dangerous to your health. Sewage backups can happen for various reasons, and if you're not aware of the signs, you could be in for a nasty surprise.


Bio-One is a professional cleaning company that takes care of sewer backups and other hazardous waste situations. Wastewater from sanitary sewers contains dangerous bacteria, so you must be careful if you encounter these gruesome scenarios in your home, business, or neighborhood. If you're a property owner or a business owner, here are four signs that your property may have sewage backup problems:


Your drains are gurgling or slow-running.


If your sewer system is making strange gurgling noises or they're running slower than usual, it could be a sign of a blockage in your main sewer line. 


Various things could cause this blockage, including grease buildup in the kitchen drain from cooking oil, tree roots, or even objects flushed down the toilet. If you notice this problem, it's essential to call a professional right away so they can clear the blockage and prevent backups.


There is sewage backing up into your toilets.


If you notice that sewage is backing up into your toilets, it's a sure sign of a problem with your sewer line. A blockage could cause this, so it's important to call a professional immediately to fix the problem.


There is sewage coming out of your drains.


If you see sewage coming out of your drains, it's a sign that there is a serious sewer backup problem. If you see this problem, it's important to call a professional to address the situation and clear the drain line from the debris and possible clogs.

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Your home has an unpleasant odor.


If your home has an unpleasant odor, it could be a sign of a sewage backup. Maybe the main sewer line is not functioning correctly, and the sewage is backing up into your home.


Sewer backups can be a dangerous and costly problem for property owners, so they should be taken care of as soon as possible. Bio-One is a professional cleaning company that specializes in sewage cleaning and other hazardous waste removal services. We have the training and experience to handle any situation, no matter how big or small.


What You Can Do to Prevent Sewage Backups


You can help prevent sewage backups by being aware of what goes down your drains and by properly maintaining your home's plumbing system. Here are some tips:


  • Know what shouldn't go down the drain. Many household cleaning products, paints, and chemicals can damage your home's sewer lines and lead to backups. Sanitary sewer clogs are can be delicate. Some examples of "flush-friendly" products that may cause blockages in your sanitary sewer include tampons, pads, and wipes.

  • Don't pour grease down the drain. When the grease cools, it can build up in your kitchen pipes and cause blockages.

  • Be careful what you flush. In addition to toilet paper, only flush human waste and biodegradable material down the toilet.

  • Don't overload your garbage disposal, and your garbage disposal is not a trash can. Don't put too much food waste down the disposal at once, and avoid putting hard-to-grind items, such as chicken bones, coffee grounds, or fruit pits, down the disposal.

  • Keep an eye on your drains. If you notice that your drains are draining more slowly than usual, it could be a sign of a blockage. If you have slow or clogged drains, don't wait to call a plumber.

  • Maintain your home's plumbing system. Have your home's sewer lines inspected and cleaned by a professional plumber every few years. If you have a septic tank, have it pumped and inspected at least every three years.


If you follow these tips, you can help prevent sewage backups in your home. However, if a blockage occurs, it's important to call a professional cleaning service like Bio-One. Our technicians are experts in sewage cleanup and will work quickly to restore your home or business.

Whether it's a problem in your home, business, or neighborhood, Bio-One can help you.


Sewage backups are damaging and can also pose a serious health hazard. We offer a rapid and thorough response to assess the damage and restore your property to its pre-accident condition.


If you've never dealt with a sewage backup before, consider yourself lucky. These messy and dangerous situations can cause serious damage to your home - not to mention a threat to your health from the contaminated water.


Our technicians are highly trained and experienced in handling all aspects of sewage cleaning, from removal and disposal of contaminated materials to decontamination and disinfection of the affected area. 

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Published by:

Rafael Alemán.

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