The plumbing systems of your home or business all consist of numerous pathways and vents that go from the sinks to the bathrooms to the washing machine and so on. These pathways lead to the outside sewage, where they carry the sewage gases and waste out of the home and allow the needed oxygen into the pipes. If these vents become clogged, sewage digestion can become harder and slower, causing many plumbing fixtures to not malfunction 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 causing fire or explosions in the area where 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 such as leaves, overgrown vegetation 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 Sunnyvale Roto-Rooter and they can assist you. Also, try the Roto-Rooter brand Pipe Shield, which creates a shield and prevent build up and clogging in your pipes and sewage lines.
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