If you are unfortunate to notice a pool of water in your yard, you may be experiencing an issue with your sewage system.
This can create a number of problems for your household such as damage to your foundation, health and environmental issues and an unpleasant home environment due to the contaminated water. You are at risk of disease your health conditions may be affected.
Having raw sewerage in and around your property is a potentially dangerous problem and is something that you need to take care of immediately.
Why is sewage coming up in the yard?
The answer to this question comes down to a few factors. The condition of your drainage pipes, if there are foreign objects obstructing your sewer line and collapsed sewer pipes. These causes can happen overnight or gradually progress and become a disaster situation.
Tree roots are a problem especially when it comes to your water pipe system. Tree roots search for moisture and at the first sign of water from a crack in your pipe, the roots will attach and thrive in the wet environment. Tree roots are strong and once they begin to grow, your water pipes will get damaged and blocked up.
If your sewerage pipes are damaged, the cracks and openings can allow the underground soil, rocks and debris to enter the line. This poses a threat of displacement and movement in your sewer line. It is not a good combination for smooth water flow.
Hair, grease and oil, too much toilet paper and large foreign objects can create a blockage in your sewer line. Water needs a clear passage to travel through and anything that is stuck can create a barrier. The backed-up water will find an alternative area to move to and this can include your yard. So, it is crucial to take preventive measures when it comes to keeping your drains clean.
How do I get rid of sewage in my yard?
The first step in rectifying an overflowing sewerage drain is to contact your local drainage plumber. They will be the right team with their specialised equipment and expertise in your drainage system.
With the use of tools and equipment such as high-pressure jet blasters and CCTV Cameras. A high pressured jet blaster is a powerful piece of plumbing equipment that shoots a water jet through a hose. The pressure is able to dislodge debris efficiently.
It is recommended to clean your drains and pipes regularly to eliminate the build-up of grease and other items such as toilet paper.
CCTV cameras are useful to inspect the condition of your pipework and to find obstructions that could be hard to locate. The camera is attached to a long, flexible cable that the technician carefully inserts through the drain opening. The plumber is able to manipulate the camera as it travels through the pipe.
The cable is connected to a monitor that displays what the camera picks up in real-time. This gives the technician a clear inside view of your drainage and pipe system.
By using this equipment, the professional drainage plumber is then able to determine the condition of your drainage system and find the best plan of action to unblock your drains and make the necessary repairs or replacement of your pipes.
There are a few steps you can take to remove raw sewage from your property
Ensure that pets and members of the household keep away from the affected area
Keeping the affected area clear will prevent contamination and disease from spreading. Raw waste is hazardous and can make you very sick if it comes in contact with people.
Contact your health department
By contacting the correct department for a cleanup service, the exposed sewerage will be disposed of correctly and proper procedures will be put in place to ensure the environment is no longer contaminated. You should never attempt to clean raw wastewater yourself.
Contact a professional plumbing company
It is important to seek out the assistance of a professional and licensed drainage team. Their expertise will determine the best way of repairing your sewage system permanently. You may need to dig up any defective pipework and replace it.
The plumbing team will be able to provide information and a permanent solution.