Can rats come out of the sewers? 2/2

Can rats come out of the sewers? Post 2/2 A good idea is to regularly maintain your drains using CCTV surveys. Not only will this identify any rats or rodents currently living in your sewage systems, it will also locate any potential problems that you would not have otherwise known about. These problems, such as […]

Can rats come out of the sewers?

Post 2/2

Can rats make homes in sewersA good idea is to regularly maintain your drains using CCTV surveys. Not only will this identify any rats or rodents currently living in your sewage systems, it will also locate any potential problems that you would not have otherwise known about. These problems, such as decay or leaks, can offer rodents a way into the sewage systems which means they can find their way into your home.

Rats are able to burrow and gnaw their way into your drains with ease, particularly when there are already defects that make the pipes more vulnerable and weak. The water doesn’t bother rodents, as they are able to survive swimming in water for 3 days, so it is easy for them to swim from a public sewer to your property’s toilet pipes in no time at all.

When rats find their way into your property they pose a serious health risk to you and everyone that lives at the property. Rats can carry all sorts of bacteria and disease, as well as bringing bacteria up from the waste in your drains, and can bring these into your home. You can get very ill if you come into contact with anything that the rodents may have contaminated if they gain access to your home. It is important to prevent this happening by having regular check ups on your drains as well as taking precautionary steps to ensure that no blockages are created that might attract rodents or create ways for them to get in.