Odor Removal and Deodorization

Common Contributors to Sewer Backups

Pouring Grease down a drain is one of the most common ways to clog your drains and cause the sewer line to backup.  On the other end of common plumbing problems is the toilet and bathroom sink. Excessive amounts of Toilet Paper can contribute as well as baby wipes.

Sometimes a simple plunger won’t work and you use a pipe snaking tool.  Liquid drainage solutions are highly discouraged as they are toxic products.

One other common cause is pipe breakage from trees and shrubs that extend their roots across their paths. 

Getting Proactive on Sewage Backup

One way to prevent sewage backup is to install a backflow valve.  This can give you the extra time needed to call a emergency plumber to fix the cause of the problem.

Being aware of how old your pipes are in your home and around your property can also prevent plant root encroachment. Always replace any old lead pipes with PVC for both health and safety reasons.

Better Safe than Sorry

Survey your downspouts to make sure that it is properly directing water out.  The same goes for making sure your elevation around the home is not just allowing heavy rains to collect along the perimeter.

If you do ever experience a sewer back and/or basement flooding contact a professional plumber.

Sewage Backup in your home or business? Contact the professionals here at SERVPRO of Oldham/Shelby County today. 502.241.6861

We have the training and equipment to identify and eliminate these offensive odors. By identifying the cause of the odor, and determining the conditions where it contacts surfaces, the odor can often be removed over time without a trace. Our technicians have access to several odor removal products capable of penetrating surfaces to neutralize an unpleasant odor thoroughly.

The science of identifying and eliminating odors can be a tricky thing, so give us a call, and leave the restoration to us.