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Toilet: A porcelain throne, a Dormant Nightmare

10/14/2016 (Permalink)

Call SERVPRO of Perry Hall White Marsh if you experience a sewage back-up or flood!

The Toilet- A Porcelain Throne, A Dormant Nightmare


Sometimes, a toilet won’t achieve a royal flush, but a royal disaster.


Flooding and sewage backups are among the many disasters that SERVPRO of Perry Hall White Marsh can assist you with, but what are the causes of such problems?


Sewage backups can be caused by blockages, which are the results of soil settlement, misaligned joints, root infiltration, pipe collapses, grease buildup, or by items that have been flushed down a drain (so keep an eye on your small children to prevent any catastrophic flushing).


Flooding often occurs during intense storms, when the volume of runoff is greater than a drainage system’s capacity. When the system overflows, the water can enter a property via door, window, or even cracks within the building’s foundation. In cities, it’s more to common to occur when heavy rain elevates water within the sewer system and therefore rises through the sewer pipeline and into a home or business.


Another cause of flooding is a leaky toilet! It can be easy to figure out if your toilet is leaking, as it is often accompanied by the sound of running water or faint hissing or trickling. However, water can also flow silently through the tank, which can make your toilet’s ailment unknown until it’s too late.

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