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Sewer Backup Cleanup in Portland and Gresham, OR

Experiencing a sewer backup is never something you want to go through as a home or business owner. Not only is sewer backup extremely messy, but it is also potentially dangerous and harmful to you and the surrounding environment. If sewage backs up onto your Portland, Gresham, Oregon property, it can mean a huge cleanup effort as well as an expensive repair bill. The best way to manage a sewer backup is to call in the professionals at the very first sign of a problem. At Apollo Plumbing Service, Inc. can stop the problem before it gets worse and keeps the cleanup that needs to be done to a minimum.

Common Causes of Sewer Backups

Most commonly, sewer backups stem from a clog somewhere within your sewer pipes. This could be a clog from a tree root, corrosion on the inside of the pipe, or even paper products building up against the inside walls of your pipe. When the pipe gets clogged, anything that is meant to go down the sewer pipe then comes back up, contaminating your Portland property. In addition, sewer backup can be caused by not staying proactive about your pipe health. Regularly scheduled drain cleaning throughout the year can prevent sewer backup from occurring within your Portland plumbing system.

Dangers Associated with Raw Sewage

When sewage comes onto your property, it is not a good situation. The water can be contaminated with a myriad of pathogens, which has the potential to harm your property or make you and your family sick. Sometimes, the water is little more than water that comes up out of your sewer pipes. This is known as white water. However, this is rarely the case. Typically, the water comes back up is full of debris. This is often called gray water. This debris is teeming with bacteria, which can make people sick if they come in contact with it. In the worst-case scenario, what comes up is known as black water. This means that the water has come into direct contact with fecal matter from inside your pipes. The bacteria levels of this are the highest, and it is the most dangerous situation out of all three.

How To Prevent Sewer Backup

If you are experiencing a sewer backup, the first thing to do is to try and stop the sewage from backing up into the house. Turning off any pipes or sources of water is a good start. Then, you want to leave the room and call your local drain and rooter professionals. We will get our team out to you quickly and diagnose the cause of the backup. It could be a clog, cracked pipe, a pipe that is full of tree roots, or even a pipe that has fully collapsed. Once we see what the problem is, we can work out a plan with you on how to fix the problem as quickly as possible.

Work with Your Trusted Portland Sewer Experts

If you have ever had issues with your sewer pipes in the past, then make sure to contact us today. We can help you keep an eye on your sewer pipe with regular sewer pipe inspections. At the first sign of a problem, we can come out and help. We can shut off the problem, diagnose the cause, and help you treat the problem. We know Portland sewer pipes, and we know how to help keep yours fully functional. Call us today to schedule an appointment.
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