The sewage system is a vital, yet often neglected, part of any home or
business. Often times, this is because the system is obscured or hard to reach.
When it comes to sewage systems, many people recite the common expression,
"it it ain't broke, don't fix it." But sewage systems require the
same care and maintenance as any other system in your home or business. Not
keeping waste water properly flowing through the sewage system can become a
critical health issue.
Sewage Problems - Chlorine
Taking control of sewage problems before they become a health hazard is
vital. Both adults and children are liable to succumb to respiratory problems
due to sewage exposure. A common misconception is that chlorine products can
eliminate the effect of sewage exposure. While chlorine is used to sanitize
water in swimming pools, it is not effective on waste water.
Another common mistake is assuming that because you do not detect any foul
odors coming from your system, it is working properly, but this is not always
the case. Take precaution and have your septic tank checked regularly. A
qualified professional should be able to spot and repair most problems, but if
you want to be absolutely sure, arrange an inspection with your local Board of
Many believe that it is possible to salvage carpets that have been damaged
by a sewage leak. Carpets, fabrics, paper goods, and other porous materials can
hold bacteria even after thorough cleanings, so they must be disposed of if
there has been a leak. With all aspects of home care, maintenance is key in preventing
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