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3 Common Sewer Issues of Commercial Properties

12/31/2018 (Permalink)

You smell it as soon as you walk into your building. There is no mistaking the smell of sewer gas. The problems that lead to such an odor are not issues you want to ignore. If your commercial property is showing any of the following signs of a blocked sewer or other related problems, it is imperative that you call your plumber and sewer remediation experts in Oak Court, TN, as soon as possible.

Frequent Clogging

When you have problems with your sewer lines, frequent clogs and toilet overflow will probably occur. There are many possible causes of chronic sewer clogs:

• Rampant misuse, such as flushing of inappropriate items
• Malfunctioning pump
• Invasive roots
• Pipe damage

While irresponsible use may be able to be fixed with well-placed signage, the other causes call for professional repair.

Sewer Odor

The stench of sewage does not contribute to a pleasant work environment. If sewer gases are being released into the airspace of your building, one of several problems could be the cause. With any luck, the culprit will be as simple as a dried-out water seal that just needs to be replaced. However, a blocked sewer or deteriorated sewer lines could be the issue. In that case, the lines will need to be repaired or replaced or the cause of the block removed in order to eliminate the odor in your building.

Sewage Leaks

If a pipe breaks as the result of foundation damage or the encroachment of tree roots, sewage may actually leak into your building. The result will likely be contamination as well as water damage. If this happens, the cleanup process must be handled by certified professionals who are trained to complete it safely.

Leaks, odors and clogs are all signs that you have a problem with your sewer lines. Repairing a blocked sewer not only gets rid of these undesirable circumstances but also protects the structural security of your building.

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