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Sewer Line Blockages Could Allow Hazardous Flooding In Your Charleston Residence | SERVPRO® of Downtown Charleston

7/14/2023 (Permalink)

SERVPRO® of Downtown Charleston's green box truck The SERVPRO® of Downtown Charleston's Green Fleet arrives prepared for stormwater extraction and restoration in the Charleston area.

While natural disasters like flooding are not at all uncommon to Charleston residents, sometimes the situations that we do not plan for and work to prevent can take you by surprise. For example, every home and business in the area has a service line tapped into a sewer system networking through the city. The bulk of these main lines are no wider than twelve inches and can quickly become clogged or blocked by inappropriate things flushed or through external threats like invasive tree roots. When the main sewer line backs up, it can start to feed wastewater back through service lines. Without the appropriate measures to clear this line, wastewater flows back through your Charleston service line and into your home, causing flood damage and often a hazardous situation for your family. Fortunately, our SERVPRO® of Downtown Charleston team of dedicated restoration specialists can help. With our hazmat training and extensive education regarding flood damage removal, we can work quickly to address all of the effects of this traumatic situation. In situations like this, cleanouts and emergency cleanouts (where applicable) get used to removing the wastewater working back through your system and into your house until the owner of the sewer line has the line jetted and clears the obstructions. Extraction inside your home is often one of the first steps our SERVPRO® of Downtown Charleston professionals take. Once the water has been removed from the affected area, cleaning and disinfection follow suit while the site gets dried thoroughly with air movers and dehumidifiers. One of the final approaches that must be taken is deodorization, as wastewater often comes with a harsh, pungent odor that lingers long after the cleaning. This process is accomplished using thermal foggers, hand sprays, and SERVPRO know-how. While your home might be protected from traditional flooding as much as it can be, some situations are impossible to ward off entirely. For emergencies that require immediate attention, trust our SERVPRO® of Downtown Charleston rapid response team to help you clean up the mess. Stormwater and sewage can bring double trouble - Call SERVPRO® of Downtown Charleston for a safe solution (843) 577-2470. Click here for information regarding public services in Charleston.

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