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How to Prevent Home Sewage Backup

Homeowners who have been through hiring a water removal company for sewage cleanup in their homes understand the hazards and risk of black water. Anyone who has dealt with sewage cleanups will tell you that the one thing they are most concerned with afterwards is how to prevent it from ever happening again and the risk of mold developing.  In that case, you would need to look for a company that specializes in mold removal in Pittsburg. 

When would you need Mold Removal in Pittsburgh? 

Sewage backups can be caused by drain clogs, tree roots, damaged lines, and even heavy rainfall that overwhelms the city plumbing infrastructure. There are few things you can do as a homeowner to prevent some of the worst-case scenarios; however, there are a few little things you can do to prevent toilets overflowing or appliances leaking.


  • Never Poor Grease Down the Drain- You might think grease flows right through the pipes with the water, but it does not. Grease sticks to the sides of the drains and hardens which leads to obstructions. Grease should be put into containers and thrown in the garbage. 
  • Paper and Hygiene Product Disposal- Never flush feminine hygiene products, paper towels, baby wipes, q-tips, and other products down the toilet. You should also be cognizant of how much toilet paper you are using. Overflowing toilets are the number one reason for sewage backup into your home. 
  • Sump Pump Maintenance- Why is a sump pump important?  Silt, sand and dirt can be pulled into the pump and ruin the motor. The pump can also lose power or stop working without your knowledge. If you know the flood risk is high due to a coming storm, make sure to double check the sump pump. 


Sewage backup needs to be cleaned up by a professional water cleanup company.  If the sewage backup isn’t addressed properly, water damage occurs, and then the risk of mold.  There are many hazards and dangers associated with mold that can affect the health of your family and pets.   Contact a professional mold removal  company in Pittsburgh.

ServiceMaster of Greater Pittsburgh is here to help you with all of your mold removal needs. Call us today at 412-376-4645.

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