Your plumbing system is responsible for supplying your home with water and draining it of wastes. If ever something obstructs the pipes in your property, you and your family will be at risk of experiencing a flood due to sewage backup. This kind of flooding is unlike the ones you get during a strong storm.
Sewage backup is a common problem when your pipes’ passageways become blocked. A blockage can be caused by hardened substances, frozen pipes, and everything in between; but these are not the main problems here. The biggest problem caused by sewage backups is the water that comes flowing back from your toilets, shower drains, and sinks. The flood caused by a sewage backup is likely to be riddled with harmful substances and bacteria.
Since your plumbing is connected to your sewer, the water that has already gone through the sewage is contaminated. If this type of water returns during a backed up sewage, it means that your home is already exposed to hazardous organisms. What’s more, if you fail to fully clean the affected area, there is a big chance that your property will experience secondary water damage. These damages include: