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Why Does a Toilet Backup? ServiceMaster of Baltimore Can Help!

Toilet Backup BaltimoreA toilet backup is a rather smelly problem. It is also a very serious problem, which could indicate a much bigger concern. This is why it is important to address this sort of issue when it arises.

  1. Step 1) Call a plumber. The underlying issue could be quite serious and may require a professional touch.
  2. Step 2) Call ServiceMaster of Baltimore to handle water removal and water damage remediation. Unlike other forms of water damage, a toilet backup involves what is known as black water, which is water that has come into contact with fecal matter, a haven for harmful bacteria and disease-causing pathogens.

ServiceMaster of Baltimore Can Help with a Toilet Backup

At ServiceMaster of Baltimore, we are ready to help with certified licensed restoration technicians available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. We maintain a high standard of morals, values, and customer service and handle every job with the utmost care, speed, and effectiveness.

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As an IICRC Certified company, our technicians are trained to identify moisture sources, evaluate mold growth, contain damage, remove contamination, and dry structural materials in an effort to reduce your loss and preserve your property.

Why Does a Toilet Backup?

  1. Clogged Toilet: The most common cause of toilet backup is a clog, when a blockage does not allow sewage to flush.
  2. Sewer Line: Over time, your home’s sewer pipe may become blocked, cracked, or broken. This may happen for several reasons. The most common cause of trouble is tree roots, which find their ways into sewer lines and stop sewage from properly draining. Another common cause of trouble is shifting or settling pipes. When the joints no longer match up, drainage may slow or even come to a screeching halt. Finally, sediment and other materials can build up and cause pipes to break or collapse.

With nowhere else to go, sewage will works its way back up your pipes and re-enter your home through the lowest possible point, most commonly a basement toilet.

Hopefully you have found our blog, “Why Does a Toilet Backup? ServiceMaster of Baltimore Can Help!” informative and helpful. Continue to check back weekly for more helpful tips.

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