When you picture your home and the important items inside, what comes to mind? Perhaps you think about your stove, the fireplace in the family room, or your favorite chair. Maybe you think about objects that carry happy memories, such as old toys or that box of family recipes. What you probably don’t think about are the toilets in your house. Despite that, they are just as important as anything else in your living space. If they aren’t working properly and you have to deal with a messy sewage cleanup situation, you end up dealing with anxiety and stress.
What can you do to ensure your toilets work as they should and you don’t have to deal with any unplanned expenses? ServiceMaster Professional Cleaning and Restoration has a few handy tips to keep in mind, and if you have any questions at all regarding sewage cleanup, please give us a call at (610) 431-3553.
Be Careful About What You Flush
When it comes to properly caring for your plumbing and avoiding clogged toilets, it’s a good idea to stick to only flushing human waste and toilet paper. You should never treat a toilet like a trash can. This means you shouldn’t flush feminine products, food containers or wrappers, paper towels, facial tissues, or wipes, even if they say they’re “flushable” on the label. If you have young children in the house, it’s especially important for them to know what they can and can’t flush. This will help you avoid the need for sewage cleanup and water damage restoration.
Warning Signs to be Aware Of
There are a few simple warning signs to keep in mind that your toilet or sewer line may be on the verge of becoming totally clogged. If you need to use the plunger often because the bowl is slow to empty, or you hear gurgling sounds from other drains when you flush, there’s an imminent problem. When water or sewage backs up into a sink or out of a floor drain, there’s a definite problem, and it needs to be addressed immediately. Calling a plumber is your best bet for getting the blockage totally removed so the sewer lines can flow freely.
If a clogged toilet has dumped waste water onto your bathroom flooring, or a floor drain has spewed filthy waste water into the basement or laundry room, you can contact ServiceMaster Professional Cleaning and Restoration of King of Prussia, PA, 24/7/365 for our thorough and safe sewage cleanup. We can be reached here or at (610) 431-3553.