One of the messiest—and costliest—problems a home or business owner can face is damage or blockage to their sewer or drain system. The source of the problem is not always easy to detect, and trying to locate it can be a messy, unpleasant task. And, if not treated immediately, the matter can lead to a potential bio- or health hazard for the occupants of the property.
Best Sewage and Drain Experts in Virginia
If you experience a residential or commercial sewage or drain problem, get professional help fast. Call the experts at VA Water Restoration right away. We are a certified sewage damage cleanup and restoration company and have been serving through multiple locations in Virginia since 2001. We’ll answer your call in seconds and be onsite in 30-60 minutes.
VA Water Restoration is licensed, bonded, and insured, and all our technicians are IICRC-certified, having obtained professional damage and restoration credentials directly from the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification organization. We hire, train, and retain the best, most qualified professionals in the business. You can trust that our technicians are knowledgeable and experienced, and have passed a thorough employment screening.
In addition, we facilitate the insurance claims process, and use our experience to get you the best, most timely settlement possible for the property damaged as a result of a sewage or drain problem. We document every step of our cleanup and restoration process with photographs and itemized property lists, and do what is needed to ensure you receive the maximum benefit for damage caused to your home or business and its contents.
What are the warning signs of a sewage and drain problem?
For your own peace of mind, call VA Water Restoration right away if you experience any of these symptoms, as they are warning signs of a possible larger problem with your drain or sewer line:
- Slow drainage
- Gurgling sounds in drains
- Sewer water or sewage backing up
- Sewer water overflowing from toilets
- A raw sewage smell coming from drains
- A pool of water in your yard or the area outside where underground sewer lines are located
- Signs of water damage appear on the foundation of your home or business building, even though the weather is dry
Sewer water leakage and backups are serious, whether in the home or at a business, as they pose a significant health threat to the occupants. Because sewer water contains dangerous bacteria and other biohazards, it can cause severe illness and other health concerns. And, if not properly or thoroughly treated, residual moisture from sewer water can lead to the growth of mold in the affected area, complicating health hazards even more. If you are experiencing any of the symptoms of sewage backup or sewer drain problems, contact VA Water Restoration immediately. Our professionals will be onsite in less than 60 minutes to get to work to ensure the problem is fixed and the affected area is clean and free of contaminants and biohazards.
What causes sewer line and drain problems?
Sewer and drain problems occur in your home or business for a number of reasons. Some of the most common causes of sewer line problems include:
- Solid items being flushed and accumulating in the pipe or drain to cause a blockage—hair, food, cat litter, grease
- Blockage caused by solid items that are too big for the pipe size being flushed: disposable diapers, feminine hygiene products
- Heavy rains not draining properly and causing flooding of public sewer lines
- A blockage in a city’s main sanitary sewage line
- Tree roots growing inside sewer service pipes, either blocking or breaking the pipes
- Structural defects in the sewer line or drain: cracks, holes, sags, or a pipe collapse
How We Deal with Sever and Drain Problems in VA
When the sewer or drain problem appears to be in the sewer line itself, our technicians use a specialized video camera attached to a drain snake to inspect the sewer line. As the technician watches a video feed, the camera is moved the length of the line to determine the location and cause of the backup or breakage. Our next step is to recommend the most appropriate steps to repair the sewer line, which will depend on the location and type of sewer line or drain damage. Recommendations include:
- Replacing the damaged section entirely, including digging where the damage occurred, cutting the damaged portion out, and replacing it with a new section. As an alternative, we may recommend relining the damaged section with an epoxy line.
- Replacing the sewer line entirely by either digging up and replacing the old sewer pipe with a new one or doing a trenchless sewer pipe replacement, which involves pulling a new pipe through the existing pipe.
- Cleaning the sewer line using specialized cabling equipment to bore through whatever is clogging the system, even tree roots, or using a high-pressure hydrojet cleaning system to expel the blockage.
VA Water Restoration team follows a 5-step process when handling sewer and drain problems. Our professionals:
- Extract sewage and sewer water using industry-grade professional equipment
- Remove items from your home or business that have absorbed sewer water and dispose of them properly
- Dry the affected area using powerful air movers and dehumidifiers to prevent the growth of mold
- Clean the area using specialty disinfectants and deodorizers, ensuring complete decontamination
- Repair or restore the affected area to its pre-damage condition
When damage occurs to your home or business from sewage and drain problems, the VA Water Restoration team provides superior care and customer service every step of the way: from taking your emergency call 24/7, to arriving onsite in 30-60 minutes, to promptly and thoroughly cleaning and restoring your property to its pre-damage condition so you can get your life back to normal.
So call now for a free consultation with restoration experts or for a free estimate.