As a homeowner, you never want to be surprised by signs of a sewage backup. Not only does this mess cause problems with your home, but it causes problems with yours and your family’s health as well. It’s not an easy fix or an easy clean up when trying to handle the situation on your own.
At HP Mechanical, we encounter this dilemma time and time again, so the best advice is always to consult with us for any sewage or other related issues.
If you’ve recently had a sewage backup in your home or are looking for ways to prevent a sewage backup from happening and aren’t sure what to do, then continue reading. We’ve put together a guide on everything you need to know about how to prevent, clean, and handle a sewage backup in your home.
There are important measures that should be taken in order to prevent the problem from spreading. The first couple of things that you should do immediately after realizing your home has had a sewage backup are as follows:
There are key things to remember when handling a sewage spill in your home. Remembering these key tips will help keep your home and family safe, prevent further damage, and ensure that your insurance company has all the documents that they need.
Along with providing your pictures, the insurance company will also want you to provide receipts of any work that had to be done due to the backup, of any materials bought to aid in the cleanup and fixing your home, and of any replaced items that were damaged.
Keep the infected area shut off from the rest of the home as best as you can. This includes shutting all doors that attach to the infected area. By keeping the doors shut, there is a less likely chance of contaminated air spreading into the other rooms.
Do not use harsh chemicals in your pipes to try to fix the problem. This can cause great damage to your pipes and instead, you’ll want to hire a professional plumber. Professional plumbers know how to properly clean out the pipes.
Before beginning to clean up the area without a professional, be sure to wear all of the proper protective gear. You’ll also want to consider the risks of beginning the cleanup on your own. It’s always best to call in the professionals to ensure that the job is done correctly.
Here are some ways you can begin cleaning up the mess:
If you’ve experienced a sewage backup in your home, then you understand the importance of taking all appropriate measures to prevent it from happening again. If you’ve never experienced a sewage backup in your home, trust us when we say that you’ll be happy you took the time to read through the steps on preventing it.
Here are some steps you can take to prevent a sewage backup:
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Sources: Wikipedia and USA Today
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