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How To Deal With Sewage In The Yard

Do you have a sewage overflow in your yard? We cover what to do, how to fix it and things to keep in mind to stay safe.

If you are unfortunate to notice a pool of water in your yard, you may be experiencing an issue with your sewage system and sewer line.

This sewage spill can create several 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, and your health conditions may be affected.

Having raw sewage in and around your property is a potentially dangerous and significant health risk, and you must take care of it immediately.

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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 foreign objects obstruct your sewer line and collapse sewer pipes. These sewage spills can happen overnight or gradually progress and become a disaster.

Tree roots are a problem, especially for your water pipe system. Tree roots search for moisture, and the roots will attach and thrive in the wet environment at the first sign of water from a crack in your pipe. Tree roots are strong; once they grow, your water pipes will get damaged and blocked.

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 to displacement and movement in your sewer line. It is not a good combination for smooth water flow.

Hair, grease, oil, too much toilet paper, and considerable foreign objects can block your sewer line. Water needs a clear passage to travel through; anything stuck can create a barrier. The backed-up water will find an alternative area to move to, including your yard. So, it is crucial to take preventive measures to clean your drains.

How do I get rid of sewage in my yard?

Flooded Backyard Water

The first step in rectifying an overflowing sewerage drain is to contact your local drainage plumber. They will be the right team with specialised equipment and expertise in your drainage system.

Using tools and equipment such as high-pressure jet blasters and CCTV Cameras. A high-pressure jet blaster is a piece of powerful plumbing equipment that shoots a water jet through a hose. The pressure can 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 help inspect your pipework’s condition and 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 can 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 view of your drainage and sewer system.

Using this equipment, the professional drainage plumber can determine the condition of your drainage system and find the best plan of action to unblock your drains and make the necessary repairs or replacements of your pipes.

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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

The exposed sewerage will be disposed of correctly by contacting the correct department for cleanup service. Proper procedures will be implemented to ensure the environment is no longer contaminated, and significant health hazards are not threatened. It would be best if you never attempted to clean raw wastewater or sewer spill yourself and let the experts like the health department do it.

Contact a professional plumbing company

It is essential to seek out the assistance of a professional and licensed drainage team. Call us - our experts will determine the best way to repair 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.

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