Call This Thursday to Get $35 OFF

Call ThisThursday to Get $35 OFF

24 Hour Emergency Plumbers in Pittsburgh and nearby cities.

4.7 / 5 Ratings based on 1273 reviews

Your Neighborhood Plumbers

image

April 06,2020

Health Issues Associated with Sewage Exposure

Every day, your family relies on your plumbing system for basic activities. Whether the kids are getting ready for school, youre preparing a holiday meal, or catching up on laundry over the weekend, having a smooth flowing sewer line is important. When clogs, leaks and other common plumbing issues arise, it can be frustrating, and even potentially dangerous. At Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, we provide premium residential and commercial plumbing services for local customers. Are you concerned that backups, hidden leaks and other plumbing problems may be putting your loved ones at risk of sewage exposure? Here is some more information about the risks, and what you can do to ensure the safety and longevity of your pipes and fixtures.

How Human Health Was Affected by Sewage Before Modern Plumbing

Before the invention and implementation of modern sewage systems, large cities struggled with the disposal of human waste. Medieval European communities were often cesspools of disease and illness, as sewage filled the streets in high traffic areas. It was common for families to simply toss the contents of their privy pot right out of the second story window, onto innocent bystanders. As a result, urban areas often suffered from a range of deadly diseases including typhoid fever, dysentery and cholera.

Modern Day Diseases Caused by Exposure to Raw Sewage

Thankfully, todays sewer systems have drastically reduced the development of such problems in our modern society. Our families can simply flush our waste safely away from home with the push of a button, where trained specialists can properly treat the water. However, many people throughout the world still suffer from exposure to raw sewage. Common diseases that affect modern human populations include E.coli, Gastroenteritis, Giardiasis, Dysentery, Campylobacteriosis, Hepatitis A, Salmonellosis and Typhoid Fever.

Which Common Plumbing Problems Can Put Families at Risk?

Sink and tub backups, overflowing floor drains and toilets, failing septic tanks and sewer line leaks are some of the most common ways that individuals in the US can become exposed to raw sewage due to plumbing problems. However, theres no reason to risk the health and wellbeing of your loved ones. Our experts have the training and hands on experience needed to inspect, diagnose and repair any plumbing issue that may arise. We offer clog removal, root removal, trenchless sewer line repair, pipe replacement, and more. Let our expert help you restore the integrity and safety of your plumbing system.

Are You Worried About Exposure to Illness Causing Bacteria? Call Mr. Rooter Plumbing Today

Do you suspect a hidden leak may exist in your sewer line? Are you tired of struggling with stubborn clogs and sewage backups? Get your plumbing system back under control fast with one call to the experts at Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Pittsburgh, PA. Our certified and insured plumbers are ready to come to the rescue. Contact our office to learn more about our services or to schedule an appointment with a licensed plumber in Pittsburgh, West Mifflin, Monroeville, Wheeling, Steubenville, Greensburg, Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania or a nearby community.

Recent News

01

November

Water Heater Maintenance Tips

Water heater maintenance is a crucial part of ensuring the safety and efficiency of your…

Water Heater Maintenance Tips
26

October

Ways to Increase Water Pressure in Your Shower

Sometimes problems with shower water pressure are easy to fix. But there are other times…

Ways to Increase Water Pressure in Your Shower
18

October

The Top Causes of Hot Water Shortages

There are numerous reasons for not getting as much hot water as you think you…

The Top Causes of Hot Water Shortages
12

October

Bad Shower Habits That Can Ruin Your Plumbing

You thought you would never have to call a professional for water heater repair. But…

Bad Shower Habits That Can Ruin Your Plumbing
04

October

8 Signs Your Hot Water Heater Is Failing

Your water heater is probably one of the most important appliances in your home. It…

8 Signs Your Hot Water Heater Is Failing
27

September

Sustainable Gardening and Landscaping Tips

Many residents take part in gardening and landscaping to relax and have a piece of…

Sustainable Gardening and Landscaping Tips
21

September

What to Do About Water Leak in Your Home

While water damage is not common, scheduling regular maintenance inspections with a reputable plumbing service…

What to Do About Water Leak in Your Home
12

September

The Best Water-Saving Faucets for Your Home

Installing water-efficient faucets in your home can reduce water consumption by 20%. If you’re ready…

The Best Water-Saving Faucets for Your Home
08

September

Should I Fix or Replace a Leaky Hot Water Heater?

What appliance affects so many aspects of your living quite like a water heater? Your…

Should I Fix or Replace a Leaky Hot Water Heater?
01

September

How to Find a Buried Sewer Cleanout

If you are dealing with a clogged or problematic sewer line, then you should know…

How to Find a Buried Sewer Cleanout