When a drain or sewer line develops even a partial clog it can lead to serious problems. When a drain clogs it can add pressure to the rest of the drainage system throughout the home. A sewer clog can have the same effect. There can be a number of different outcomes when a drain becomes clogged and many can lead to a hazardous situation. Failing to detect or properly clean a clogged drain or sewer line can cost the homeowner thousands of dollars in damage. The Original $49.95 Plumber would like to share what can happen when a sewer or drainage line is clogged and left neglected.
Are Blocked Drains a Health Risk?
When a drain becomes clogged the water waste or the contaminated water will not properly drain out and away from the home. When there is a clog, the contaminated water sits inside the drain where bacteria and mold will begin to breed and spread. The bacteria and mold in the pipe can release tiny spores and particles in the air. The spores or contaminated particles in the air can cause asthma, allergies and skin irritations. Depending on what develops inside the pipes, the airborne particles can lead to lung infections. A dirty and clogged drainage pipe, if left neglected, can lead to health problems.
Can a Clogged Drain Cause a Stinky Smell?
Another common symptom and result of a clogged sewer or drain pipe is odors. A clogged drain or sewer pipe traps all of the water waste. If the water cannot drain away from your home, you will smell it. You may begin to smell a musty like odor that quickly evolves into a sewage smell. The entire home will begin to smell bad. The nasty odor isn’t the only problem. The odor is produced by the bacteria and fungi that is in the pipe which you are breathing in. Often the odors can result in health problems, many of which start with headaches and anxiety.
Backed Up Sewer
Perhaps one of the worst outcomes of a clogged drain or sewer line are sewer back-ups. When the pressure increases and more and more water waste builds up near the sight of the clog, the waste has only one way to go and that is up and out of your drains. All of the water waste can come up and out of drains and toilets leading to major water damage inside the home. The water waste is full of contaminates which is now all over your home. Sewage water is not safe and good for the home. You will need to seek professional water damage restoration services and be prepared to remove the contaminated material in the home. The home will be unsafe until the mess is properly cleaned and treated. You never want to experience a sewage back up in your home.
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A clogged drain and sewer system is a very serious matter. It is important to have the drains and sewer lines cleaned out as soon as clogs begin to manifest. For drain and sewer inspection and cleaning, contact The Original $49.95 Plumber today.