A few may argue that sewage exposure is passé. It was quite common before the advent of modern sewer systems. In the past, sewage exposure was a major cause of illness, death, and even plagues. Although most water treatment systems and sewage systems can reduce sewage exposure, there are still some risks.

These are some of the most notable signs that raw sewage exposure is occurring:

  • Headaches
  • Fatigue
  • Sinus infections
  • Bronchitis
  • Pneumonia
  • Appetite loss
  • Poor memory
  • Dizziness

You are at much greater risk of developing more severe diseases, such as:

  • Hepatitis A
  • Gastroenteritis
  • E-coli
  • Typhoid fever

Tips On How to Avoid Sewage Exposure

Your plumbing is the best way to reduce your exposure to sewage. Our Long Beach plumbers can give you some important tips: Don’t pour grease, oils or fats down your sink; and don’t flush anything down the toilet except toilet paper (including “flushable wipes).

You should also be alert for any foul odors or wet spots on your property that could indicate a sewage backup. You can reduce the risk of sewage exposure if you address the problem as soon as possible.