Why Cast-Iron Pipe Damage is Often Difficult to Detect
Underground Leaks are difficult to see and understand how they are affecting the health and safety of your home. We use state-of-the-art thermal cameras and moisture measuring devices to determine where moisture may be coming up through your grounds and through your walls without you potentially noticing it. These will provide us the information we need to find the damage being done to your home.
You may notice some symptoms of underground leaks and not even realize the symptom is related to the underground leak. For example when your cast-iron pipes start to deteriorate they not only leak the sewage that comes out of the pipes but they also begin to leak the gases. Some of these gases are very dangerous and often smell. Sewer gases may include hydrogen sulfide, ammonia, methane, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, and nitrogen oxides.
If sewer gas has a distinct “rotten egg” smell, especially in sewage mains, septic tanks, or other sewage treatment facilities, it may be due to hydrogen sulfide content, which can be detected by smell. Even exposure of this chemical in low levels can irritate the eyes, cause a cough or sore throat, shortness of breath, and fluid accumulation in the lungs. Prolonged low-level exposure may cause fatigue, pneumonia, loss of appetite, headaches, irritability, poor memory, and dizziness.
Other symptoms include water stains on wall, loose tiles or floor boards and overflowing sinks, toilets and other plumbing fixtures. If you have any of these symptoms call USA DAMAGE RESPONSE TEAM AT 888-USA-0870.
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