Do you have a clogged sewer line at your property? If you do have a clogged sewer line at your home it can be disruptive to say the least. However, if that situation is occurring at an apartment building that you own or manage then the issue is significantly worse. This is due to the fact that you have multiple tenants to deal with. In a worst-case scenario you will need to relocate all of your tenants until the problem is fixed. In a least case scenario, you will be receiving a bunch of calls and complaints from your tenants because their toilets won’t flush correctly, and the drains in their sinks and showers won’t drain properly.
By the way, if that is happening to multiple tenants at the same time it’s a tell tale sign that you have a real issue on your hands. Unfortunately, pouring a liquid de-clogging agent down the drains, and plunging or even snaking the toilets will only work on a temporary basis. If the proper repair is not made then you’re facing the possibility that the sewer line will back up. If the clogged sewer line gets to that stage it is a nightmare to say the least. Here’s what happens….
If the system is working correctly and as intended, whenever someone flushes the toilet in the apartment building that you own or manage the raw waste and wastewater travels through the sewer pipes in the building. At that point it will either travel to one of two places. The waste materials and wastewater can enter into the main sewer line that is buried under the street. From there it will travel to a sewage treatment facility. Some municipalities in New England are on private sewage. That means the raw sewage and wastewater will travel through a sewer line until it reaches a private septic tank that’s buried on the property.
If you have a private septic system you need to have it emptied by a professional either every other year or on a yearly basis. All of that being stated, if you have a clogged sewer line the raw sewage and wastewater cannot travel through the sewer line. In essence, the clog acts like a dam. That means the raw sewage and wastewater travels back up the sewer pipe in the wrong direction. Take a guess where it will end up? The raw sewage and wastewater will travel until it reaches the toilets and drains in the sinks and showers/tubs. At that point it can explode out of the toilets and drains causing a nasty, disgusting, and down right dangerous mess.
As soon as you experience any signs that you have a clogged sewer line, contact us immediately.
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