Handling a Sewer Backup at Your Wilgrove Home | SERVPRO® of East Mecklenburg/Matthews
No one likes to think about a sewer clog or backup affecting their family home. But that is one of the most common (and messy) problems homeowners deal with every year.
Claims for sewer backups are part of the millions of water damage claims that are filed every year. On average, about one out of 50 American homeowners every year file a water damage claim.
If you find yourself dealing with the signs of a sewer blockage, it’s important to act quickly so you can avoid a larger issue than you might have expected to handle.
Handling a Clogged Sewer Line at Home
Here’s what to do if you notice the signs of a sewer backup at home:
Know the signs that you’ll see first. Problems with your sinks and toilets, washing machine, tub, and shower can be the first things you notice when your home has a sewer blockage. If these home fixtures start acting abnormally, it’s time to take a closer look.
Don’t use anything that requires plumbing. Stop using your sinks, tub and washing machine immediately. It can make the problem worse by adding additional water. Instead, check your sewer cleanout or call a professional. Your property will be better off because you acted quickly.
Inspect your sewer cleanout. Do you know where your sewer cleanout is located? If not, you aren’t alone. Many homeowners don’t know where to find it—or where to look—until they need it. If you aren’t comfortable locating and checking the sewer cleanout yourself, then you can enlist help from a qualified plumbing professional to locate your cleanout and fix the issue.
Correct the issue. After your sewer blockage is repaired, you can begin to use your home’s plumbing systems normally again.
If you have water damage in your home due to a sewer backup, a burst pipe or another cause, you can count on us for restoration assistance. We have teams who are available 24⁄7 in the event of an emergency. Contact us at any time to learn more about our restoration services.