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Toilet Backups Can Cause Serious Water Damage to Homes in Menasha, WI

April 3rd, 2018 · No Comments

A backed-up toilet is one of the worst chores on a homeowners list of things they must attend to. The causes for a backup can vary, and unfortunately, have no single quick fix to unclog the problem. While many people may think water damage only happens in their homes in Menasha, WI when forces of nature like flooding occurs, the fact is a toilet backup can wreak nearly as much havoc. Once the water overflows, water damage can begin almost immediately to the flooring and subflooring beneath.
The most common causes fora backups to watch out for are:


Blockages

Sometimes kids put in too much toilet paper or decided to flush a superhero down the toilet to help save the underworld. A blockage like this can prevent water and waste from getting to your sewer line correctly. You’re going to need some humor and an old-fashioned plunger, but be sure to wear gloves if fecal matter is present. If the object is firmly lodged, calling a licensed plumber may be necessary.


Tree Roots


Tree roots are always seeking water and minerals that they need to grow, and sometimes they find that in your sewer line. When the roots grow into the sewer, you may notice backups in your sinks, bathtubs, and toilets, even though it seems like there’s nothing plugging them. Removing tree roots from your sewer lines requires a call as soon as possible to a plumber or sewer repair specialist. Keeping trees and bushes from overgrowing on your lot is the key to reducing this expensive repair and preventing water damage restoration.


Septic tank problems

 

When a septic system fails due to a broken pump, a failed leach field, or just because it needs pumping out, often your nose will tell you so. Another sign is a waterlogged lawn when there’s been no rain or watering of the lawn. Since septic tanks contain disease-causing waste and other biohazardous materials, it’s best to make a call to a plumber immediately.

Preventing water damage by carefully monitoring your home’s toilets, sinks, and bathtubs is essential. If your Menasha, WI  home suffers water damage, contact ServiceMaster Specialty Restoration Services immediately at (920) 739-5615.

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