A sewage backup is something no homeowner wants to discover. At General Plumbing & Rooter, our plumber in Bay Area, CA, is adept at finding the cause of sewage backups and fixing these problems. When your sewer line backs up, follow these steps.
Stop Using Water
The first thing to do after a sewage backup is to call our team for a trenchless sewer repair in Bay Area, CA. The next thing you need to do is stop using any water in your home. Avoid flushing the toilet, using the sink or running the dishwasher or washing machine.
Turn Off the Water Supply
While you're waiting for us to arrive and perform a trenchless pipe repair, turn off your home's main water supply. You need to do this because a leaky toilet or sink could send more water into your sewer line. Water softeners and other systems may automatically draw water, and they also need to be turned off until repairs are complete.
Arrange for Professional Cleaning
It's not a good idea to clean up raw sewage yourself. When you're awaiting trenchless pipe replacement, contact a professional cleaning service for assistance. They have the right personal protective equipment, cleaning supplies and methods to thoroughly disinfect your home from the bacteria, viruses and parasites that can be present in raw sewage.
Dispose of Contaminated Items
After exposure to raw sewage, your home's carpeting, upholstered and wood furniture and other porous materials will need to be replaced. You'll need to safely dispose of them. You may need to rent a dumpster or contact your insurance company for help with this while you wait for a trenchless sewer replacement.
General Plumbing & Rooter is the go-to source of trenchless pipe lining. We also offer trenchless sewer repairs and replacements. For more details or to schedule an appointment, get in touch with our team by calling us or filling out the online form.