The plumbing system of your home or business consists of numerous pipe pathways and vents that go from the sinks to the bathrooms to the washing machine and so on. Drainage pipelines lead to the outside sewage, where they carry the sewage waste out of the home. Vertical vent pipes allow sewer gases to escape. If these vent pipe stacks become clogged, sewage drainage can become slower, causing many plumbing fixtures to stop working properly and sewage gases to enter the home. These sewage gases contain ammonia, methane and hydrogen sulfide all of which are highly toxic when inhaled at high concentration. Potential dangers from the exposures of sewage gases are hydrogen sulfide poisoning, asphyxiation and the concentrated levels of methane and hydrogen can become very flammable and cause fire or explosions in the area the gas is contained. Some other more common symptoms are eye irritation, nausea and breathing problems.
Blockages can be caused by a number of things brought about by nature such as, ice, leaves and animal invasions like bird or rodent nests. This is why is it very important to locate the plumbing vents on your property to make sure that they are not blocked or clogged by anything.
To check your home for potential sewage issues call your local Queens Roto-Rooter and they can assist you with all your plumbing and drain needs. You can also try the Roto-Rooter brand Pipe Shield drain care product which creates a shield and prevent build up and clogging in your pipes and sewage lines. Your local Queens Roto-Rooter technician will be happy to assist you with the Pipe Shield application process.
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