Preventing Health Issues

Preventing Health Issues Caused by Sewage Exposure

We often tend to take the sewage and drainage systems at our homes for granted. On flushing our toilets, draining the baths, or running the garbage disposal, all the water and wastes simply vanish down the drainage system waving us goodbye, forever. However, as city dwellers, we’re also often exposed to raw sewage, that leads to certain health issues.

Our leading plumbing services in Dubai lists down the most common causes of sewage exposure among the city dwellers today:

  • Overflow of toilets, due to clogging in the drainage and pipes.
  • Overflow of septic tank wastes, including mixtures of waste water, organic wastes, solid and/or liquid wastes, and human excreta.
  • Overflow of clogged sinks or bathtubs, causing exposure to harmful sewer water.
  • Over-filling of sewage systems, especially in the basement, during heavy rains and monsoons.

Diseases and their symptoms caused by exposure to raw sewage, when proper plumbing services in Dubai are not called for:

  • Typhoid fever: high fever, fatigue, stomachache, cough, headache, loss of appetite, and sometimes, rashes; can spread easily through contaminated food and water.
  • Gastroenteritis (or, stomach flu): watery diarrhea, fever, abdominal cramps, vomiting, and headaches.
  • Hepatitis A: fever, fatigue, abdominal pain, jaundice, nausea, loss of appetite, and diarrhea; caused through viruses that may have ingested infected fecal matter.
  • Giardiasis: watery diarrhea, loose stools, stomachache, and cramps; caused by the parasite Giardia.
  • Dysentery: bloody diarrhea, stomach cramps, and fever; caused due to ingestion of contaminated fecal water.
  • Salmonellosis: fever, diarrhea, and abdominal cramps; caused due to extended exposure to Salmonella.
  • Campylobacteria: fever, abdominal pain, nausea, bloody diarrhea, cramping, and vomiting.
  • Diarrheagenic E. Coli: watery or bloody diarrhea, fever, nausea, abdominal cramps, and vomiting; caused due to exposure to fecal or contaminated water.
  • Cryptosporidiosis: loose or watery diarrhea, slight fever, stomachache, and cramps; caused by accumulation of contaminated water over time.

Once you’re aware of the symptoms, how important plumbing services are in keeping us all fit and healthy in our day-to-day lives becomes clearer. Hence, issues in drainage and sewage systems must be treated immediately and effectively by experienced professionals.

Often, you might prefer fixing issues yourself in place of going for good plumbing services. It’s getting more and more common by the days, too. However, this is not recommendable, as good knowledge and enough experience is necessary for unclogging pipes or carrying out any plumbing-related work.

We provide the best plumbing services in Dubai, so you can rely on us for providing solutions to any plumbing-related issue. Reach out to us even if you’re facing minor problems, so we can fix them before they turn major. We also provide services for home maintenance, gypsum partition, false ceiling, annual maintenance and AC fixing in Dubai– and we’re just a call away!

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Signs of a Sewage Backup

Signs of a Sewage Backup

If you’re not yet aware, a sewage backup is when water is forced to push into your home through pipes from the sewage or drainage system, due to blockage, clogging or excessive water, for example in the rainy seasons. A sewage backup is an alarming situation, because it ultimately results in a host of hazardous threats and massive damage, and calls for immediate services provided by the experienced plumbers in Dubai.

Here are a few warning signs you may notice and take necessary steps before a sewage backup:

Drain emitting sewage-like odors

A drain is, obviously, meant to transport wastewater out and away from your house. If you notice a foul smell coming from the drains, or a consistently persisting odor of sewage inside your home, it might be a sign of a mainline sewage backup.

Bubbles coming up through drains and/or toilets

If bubbles keep coming up through your drains and toilets whenever you’re using them, it might be because the wastewater is unable to flow out through the drains the way it should. If this keeps happening persistently on a regular basis, the wastewater will ultimately start backing up, as it is unable to go anywhere else.

Slow draining across fixtures

Wastewater may be unable to pass through pipes, drains and sewage lines, leading to multiple drains that run slow. This will usually begin with drains at the lowest level of your home (e.g., basement), and gradually creep up the pipes and sewage lines. Hence, if you notice slow draining in your ground floor fixtures, it could be a sign of a sewage backup- so reach out to our knowledgeable plumbers in Dubai immediately.

Multiple drains clogged at once

If too many drains across your home are clogged at once, not allowing wastewater to pass through, it may be likely due to a sewage backup. This is similar to the slow drainage issues, and this, too, first originates in the lowest levels of pipes, drains and/or sewage system at your home, for example, the basement. Experienced plumbers should be called in immediately.

Cleanout pipe throwing out sewage

A cleanout pipe is a pipe with a cap, that provides direct access to the sewage line. If the sewage line starts backing up, wastewater is forced to push out through this cleanout pipe, which is often located in or outside the basement. Thus, if you notice such wastewater coming out of a pipe located in or around the basement, this is a clear sign of a sewage backup and requires immediate plumbers in Dubai for proper fixing.

If you notice any such red flag in your sewage system, be sure to call in our experienced plumbers in Dubai for advice on what should be your immediate next step. We also provide reliable services for ACs, home appliances, gypsum partition, false ceiling, and home maintenance in Dubai. We’re just a call away; and you can avail any of our services 24/7.

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