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Why Homeowners Must Always Have the Number of a Perth Plumber on Hand

Why Homeowners Must Always Have the Number of a Perth Plumber on Hand

Sewage and drainage are not things that the average homeowner thinks a lot about. This is understandable because these systems are commonly located underground, with maintenance work usually being handled by the concerned authorities as a matter of public service. However, there might be instances when sewage and drainage issues become serious problems, and those who are not ready to respond to such emergencies may have a serious health hazard on their hands. The Australian Government Department of Health explained the consequences that might ensue:

3 Disease from sewage

Disease-causing germs can be spread from sewage if it is not disposed of properly or if people do not practise proper toilet hygiene (cleanliness). If a sewage disposal system is not properly maintained it will not be able to get rid of the sewage safely. For a sewage system to be properly maintained, all faulty (blocked, damaged, broken or worn-out) parts must be mended as soon as possible after they stop working correctly.

Because a home’s sewage system is where various wastes are disposed of, it can become a breeding ground for infectious agents. Contact with these pathogens can result into diseases such as hepatitis A, diarrhea, gastroenteritis, trachoma, and shigellosis. Moreover, contact does not only come from direct methods like touching contaminated objects, walking through areas affected by overflowing drains, or drinking water already infected by sewage leaks. Vectors such as flies and cockroaches can carry bacteria and parasites on their bodies, and even pets tracking through the house can further spread infection.

For homeowners who find that they have sewage or drainage problems on their hands, it is imperative that they get their plumbing systems checked immediately. If not addressed properly, small problems can grow into larger ones, damaging the house further and endangering its occupants. For issues such as blocked drains and clogged toilets, having the number of a skilled Perth plumber available at all times is a wise preparation to make.

Because drainage and sewage problems can strike at any time of the day, 24/7 emergency services offered by reputable Perth plumbers such as 13 Plumber Perth can save homeowners from more costly repairs that result from allowing time to pass before solving their plumbing issues. While the average family may not have their sewage system and drains high on their list of daily concerns, it always pays to be ready for whenever disaster strikes.

(Source: 3 Disease from sewage, Australian Government Department of Health)

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