Damaged Caused by a Broken Drain
Taking care of a
damaged drain or broken sewer line is not something you should take care of immediately for the convenience
of it. You should arrange for rapid repairs and services to preserve the
well-being of your own health and home, too. The truth is a back-flowing
or overflowing drain can ultimately cause a lot of harm if it isn’t
Problems that can be caused by a broken or ruptured drain include:
Water damage: Overflowing water can start to flood your property in a matter of minutes,
depending on its source. The water damage caused can be extensive. Carpeting
and flooring are the most susceptible to permanent damage if the problem
is not fixed right away, but the walls and woodwork behind them can also
be jeopardized. Furniture, electronics, and other personal items are also
at risk, of course.
Foundation damage: If the foundation under your home is porous, then it can start to
absorb excess water that has been left to stand. Too much absorption can cause the concrete
to flex, swell, and crack. With a weakened foundation, the stability of
your entire home could be weakened as well.
Health hazards and illnesses: Water damage from an overflowing water line or drain can trigger mold growth
that releases unsafe spores into the air you breathe. Backflow from a
broken sewer line can introduce hazardous wastewater into your home, creating
a significant health risk. Depending on the layout of your plumbing system,
it could even make wastewater mix with potable water.
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Signs of a Ruptured Sewer Pipe
Not every sewer line rupture or clog will be immediately obvious. That
does not mean they require services that are any less urgent, though.
It just means you might need to keep your eyes open for subtle signs of
a broken sewer line.
Your sewer line is likely ruptured if you notice:
Foul odors: Is an unplaceable stench lingering in your home? Does it get stronger in
any room where there is a faucet, drain, or toilet? It is very likely
that your sewer line is broken or clogged beneath your feet.
Frequent clogs: Clogs should not be so frequent that you can count the days with them.
If different drains around your property keep clogging several times in
a week or month, then there might be a serious issue deeper in your sewer system.
Wet spots in your yard: There should be no unexplained wet spots in your front or backyard. Puddles
forming in the grass (that cannot be explained by rain or sprinklers)
may indicate a sewer line problem. The same is true if you notice certain
spots of your yard have suddenly become much greener and lusher than usual.
Septic Tank Cleaning
If your home isn’t connected to a sewer, it’s likely connected
to a septic system or tank. Septic tanks are the most common non-sewer
waste collection systems and they require pretty low maintenance. However,
they still need regular pumping and service to stay functional. Zoom Drain of Philadelphia
offers septic tank emergency pumping services when an issue arises without
warning. To help keep your septic tank working properly, we recommend
having it pumped every two to three years. When cleaning is done consistently
and continuously, you could be saving several thousand dollars on a septic
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in Philadelphia. There is no time to waste when dangerous wastewater could
be entering your home and contaminating your potable water. But don’t
worry about our services being too quick that they become hasty.
We are always 100% committed to delivering five-star services at affordable
prices, even for emergency calls.
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