Why Clogged Drains Are Health Risks

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Blocked drains are a major inconvenience as they can interfere with our daily activities, can impair indoor air quality, and can generally disrupt your peace of mind. Whereas clogged drains can damage your home, did you know they can also be a health hazard? Bob Oates Sewer & Rooter discusses how clogged drains can become health risks and how regular drain cleaning services can help you avoid these risks.

Spread of Germs

Germs are microorganisms consisting of bacteria, fungi, viruses, and protozoa which cause diseases and illnesses such as diarrhea, skin infections, and respiratory issues among many others. These microorganisms go down the drain when we wash dirt from our food, hands, and bodies. And when drain pipes are blocked and have gone on for long without professional drain cleaning, these disease-causing germs are not flushed and disposed of properly.

Mold and Pest Infestation

It takes excessive amounts of moisture for mold and pests to thrive. A clogged drain jams the water flow, and the stagnant water is an ideal atmosphere for breeding mosquitoes and other bugs. Most pests carry bacteria and other harmful diseases to your home’s inhabitants.

Mold infestation causes allergic reactions such as itchiness, wheezing, and coughing. The mold spores are challenging to eradicate once they reach your HVAC unit and will require professional remediation services. Before things get out of hand, find a drain cleaning company to clear your pipes.

Risk of Contamination

Plumbing professionals can avoid issues like pipes bursting and leaks by using methods such as drain snaking on blocked drains. Burst pipes pose the danger of contaminating your household’s potable water supply. When contaminated water is ingested, diseases are sure to follow.

It may not seem like it at first glance, but regular drain cleaning is essential not just for the functionality of your drain pipes but also for your health. Let Bob Oates Sewer & Rooter help. Contact us today to schedule your drain cleaning service.

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