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Protect Your Home from Sewage Backups - How Bio-One Can Help

Protect Your Home from Sewage Backups - How Bio-One Can Help

Sewage backups are a serious problem that can happen to any home, and they can cause extensive damage to the property and pose a serious health risk to its people. Sewage backups can occur for many reasons, including clogged pipes, heavy rains, basement flooding, and more. Regardless of the reason, immediate action in cleaning up these situations will prevent further damage.


Bio-One is a professional sewage cleaning company that can help you deal with the aftermath of a backup. We have the experience and training to safely and effectively clean up any problems associated with the house sewer system. We are professional, licensed, and insured.


If you're dealing with sewage backups in your home or business, trust Bio-One to tackle the problem safely. Let's cover the basics of what could lead to sewage problems and what you can do while our specialists arrive at the scene. Sewage backups pose multiple health hazards, so you must be careful when handling these situations.

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Common Sewer Backup Problems - A Potentially Expensive Trouble


Many common sewage problems can occur in both residential and commercial settings. Some of the most common include:


Grease buildup in pipes, which can lead to clogs and backups


Grease buildup in pipes can be a significant problem, leading to clogs and backups. When grease accumulates in the drain line, it can restrict water flow and cause blockages. As the grease cools, it can also trap food particles and other debris, leading to clogs. To prevent these problems, you can try cleaning the pipes regularly and removing any grease buildup. Lastly, do not throw away cooking oil and other solid waste into the kitchen drain.


If you're having trouble with the kitchen drain, you can try using a plunger or running hot water through the pipes to melt any accumulated grease. If you have a severe problem with grease buildup, you may need to call a plumber to have the pipes cleaned professionally.


Tree roots growing into and blocking pipes


Tree roots growing into and blocking pipes is a problem that can occur when trees are planted too close to the main sewer line. The tree's roots can grow into the sewer line and block it, causing sewage to back up into your home or business. This can be a very costly problem to fix, so it is essential to make sure that trees are not planted too close to sewer lines.


If you think that tree roots are in your sewer line, it is important to contact a professional to have the problem assessed and fixed as soon as possible. A professional plumber can do a sewer line cleaning for you and inspect the entire plumbing system to ensure there aren't any other problems. 

Sewer line cracks or broken sanitary sewers


Sanitary sewers that are cracked or broken can cause sewage to leak into your home or business, leading to potentially extensive damage to the property and posing a serious health risk to property owners. If you think that your sewer line may be cracked or broken, it is important to contact a professional to have the problem restore the problem right away.


Collapsed sewer lines


One of the most annoying things in your home is a collapsed sewer line. This can be a big problem because it is foul and smelly and can cause serious damage to your home due to the contaminated water that may be backing up.

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Backed up septic


Backed-up septics can cause many problems, including overflowing sewage, contamination of drinking water, and damage to the property's foundation. It's crucial to address these problems as soon as there's a suspicion of the problem.


What to Do If You Have a Sewage Backup


If you have a sewage backup in your home or business, it is important to take immediate action to clean up the mess and prevent any further damage. Here are a few tips on what to do if you have problems with your sewer lines:


  • Do not attempt to clean up sewer backups yourself. Wastewater can contain harmful bacteria and other pathogens that can cause serious illness. It is essential to leave the cleanup to professionals who have the experience and training to safely and effectively clean up the mess.

  • Do not use your regular vacuum cleaner to try to clean up the mess. This can damage your vacuum cleaner and spread the sewage to other home or business areas.

  • Do not flush toilets or use any plumbing fixtures in your home or business until the sewage has been cleaned up. This can cause the sewage to spread and make the problem worse.

  • Do not turn on any fans or air conditioners in your home or business. This can spread the sewage and make the problem worse.


Contact a professional sewage cleanup company like Bio-One as soon as possible


Bio-One is the professional sewage cleanup company you can trust to quickly and effectively clean up your sewage backup. We are available 24/7/365 - emergency response. Our team of experienced and certified professionals will work swiftly and efficiently to clean up the mess and prevent further damage.


When it comes to sewage backups, time is of the essence. The longer you wait to address the problem, the worse it will get. That's why it's crucial to contact a professional as soon as possible.

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Bio-One of Pittsburgh is always ready to address problems that result from unforeseen circumstances, such as death and critical injury. Our certified technicians are always prepared to h lp you deal with extreme situations that may be emotionally and physically taxing, allowing you to concentrate on other essential tasks to begin the healing process in a clean environment. Locally owned and operated, we provide:

Professional cleaning, disinfection, and decontamination services


  • Crime scene cleanup services

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  • Feces and bodily fluids cleaning services

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  • Sewage backup cleanup services

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  • Hoarding cleanup

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  • Hazardous waste removal

  • Homeless encampment cleanup



Bio-One works closely with victim support centers nationwide and local authorities, communities, emergency services personnel, hoarding task forces, apartment communities, insurance companies, and other organizations to accomplish each customer the most efficient and superior service possible. 


Several crime scene cleanup companies may face unexpected, unfortunate life events. Still, Bio-One is the right choice because of our expertise and profoundly caring and discreet specialists.


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Serving the Greater Pittsburgh / Western Pennsylvania Area! 


Bio-One of Pittsburgh serves the following Pennsylvania counties: Allegheny County, Washington County, Beaver County, Butler County, Armstrong County, Westmoreland County, Lawrence County, Greene County, Fayette County, and Mercer County.


We also serve the following cities and surrounding communities: Allison Park, Aspinwall, Avalon, Bairdford, Bakerstown, Baldwin, Bellevue, Ben Avon, Ben Avon Heights, Bethel Park, Blawnox, Boston, Brackenridge, Braddock, Braddock Hills, Bradford Woods, Brentwood, Buena Vista, Bunola, Carnegie, Castle Shannon, Cheswick, Churchill, Clairton, Coulter, Crafton, Creighton, Crescent, Cuddy Curtisville, Dormont, Dravosburg, Duquesne, East Mc Keesport, East Mckeesport, East Pittsburgh, Elizabeth, Emsworth, Etna, Forest Hills, Fox Chapel, Glassport, Glenshawock, Harwick, Heidelberg, Homestead, Homewood, Indianola, Ingomar, Ingram, Jefferson Hills, Leetsdale, McKees Rocks, Millvale, Monroeville, Morgan, Mount Oliver, Munhall, Natrona Heights, Noblestown, Oakdale, Oakland, Oakland (borough), Oakmont, Pitcairn, Pleasant Hills, Plum, Port Vue, Presto, Rankin, Rennerdale, Rural Ridge, Russellton, Sharpsburg, South Park, Springdale, Sturgeon, Swissvale, Tarentum, Turtle Creek, Verona, Wall, Warrendale, West Elizabeth, Wes  Homestead, West Mifflin, West View, Wexford, Whitaker, Wildwood, Wilkinsburg, and Wilmerding!

Our sewage cleaning services are available 24/7/365 to help you in your most significant moment of need. Contact us at 412-414-3101.

Published by:

Rafael Alemán.

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