Keeping Snakes away from your Apartment Sewage System

snake in apartment sewage system

Do you know that snakes like water? A snake can submerge itself in water and not get drowned. Do you also know that snakes can find their way into your apartment sewage system? Well, I guess your reaction will be hell No! Like I use to believe until I came across these images of a snake lying calmly in a toilet. Little wonder what would have happened if the occupant of the said apartment was not very observant.

Home safety is on various fronts, and one sure way to be safe in your home is to be vigilant, don’t take anything for granted. In this post, we examine the possibility of snakes entering into an apartment sewage system, how they can get their way up into an apartment toilet. Measures to keep snakes out of your apartment sewage system, and ways to stay alert and be safe.

Can a Snake find its way into your Apartment Sewage System?

Yes, it can! There are several ways this can happen. Snakes can come in through the soakaway if there is are cracks on the concrete. This can either be from the top or underneath. Since snakes can dig deep into the ground and bury themselves there. They can also dig deep beneath your soak-away and penetrate it when they find any defect on the walls. Once they get in, they can make their way straight into the sewage system pipes. Since snakes have the ability to hold their breath for long, they are also good swimmers.

How can you keep snakes out of your apartment sewage system?

95% of home dwellers care only for their living rooms, bedroom and kitchen, it’s only 5% that do care for their bathroom. And only 1% cares about their soak-away. Majority of home dwellers, only think of their soak-away when it is faulty. Agreed it is a place you never want to recall because of its content. Don’t forget, you can’t live comfortably without it. To keep snakes away from your apartment sewage system, you have to pay attention to your soak-away. That is if your apartment toilet is from a soak-away in the same compound. For those connected to a central sewage system see below.

There are ways to keep snakes out of your neigbourhood and your apartment sewage system is not an exception. The only challenge is you. Do you care? Do you have the time? If you do, here are some suggestions; you can also consult with an expert. Safety is when you act and act fast.

Tips to Keeping Snakes away from your apartment sewage system

  • Always check your soak-away and ensure there are no cracks
  • If the surroundings of your soak-away are not concrete, you can observe for any sign of depression on the soil
  • It is better to have all the surroundings concrete
  • Always close your toilet after use, this will prevent snakes from getting into the apartment.
  • From time to time, you can administer chemicals on your toilets. Consult with an expert for chemicals capable of killing any living organism inside your soak-away.

Apartments channelled to a central sewage system:

For toilets channelled to a central sewage system, there are chances of snakes getting in. As there have been several cases of snakes showing up in some home whose toilets were from a central sewage. Occupants of apartments whose toilets are linked to a central sewage system should:

  • Consult with their service providers regularly. And ensure there is regular maintenance.
  • When you notice any strange thing, call the appropriate authority fast.
  • Always close your toilet after use, this will prevent snakes from getting into the apartment.

Staying alert and staying safe

So far in this post ,we have established that snakes can find their way into your apartment sewage system. Also, there are measures you can take to prevent this from happening. And finally, we are looking at how you can be sure that nothing goes out of hand even when a snake gets into the toilet. The answer is simple; be watchful.

  • Never rush into your toilet and seat without observing what is beneath the water.
  • Always keep your toilet clean so that you can always see what is beneath the water
  • Always have your toilet lit and bright.
  • Never move around in your apartment without light, snakes can also get out of the water system into the living rooms.

Safety is what you do to stay safe.