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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.

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