Essential Steps to Take If You Have a Sewer Backup

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A sewer backup is a homeowner’s worst nightmare. It’s a messy and hazardous situation that requires immediate attention. If you are experiencing a backup, there are several steps you should take to protect your health and your property besides getting sewer repair in Mesa, AZ. Zippity Split Plumbing shares helpful tips:

Shut Off the Water

The first thing you should do when you encounter a sewer backup is to turn off the water supply. This will prevent further water from entering your home and causing additional damage while waiting for sewer repair services. You can usually find the main water shut-off valve near the water meter or outside your home.

Avoid Contact With Sewage

Sewage contains harmful bacteria and pathogens that can cause serious health problems. Therefore, it is crucial to avoid contact with sewage as much as possible. Wear protective clothing, gloves, and boots if you need to enter the affected area. If you want to clean up the mess before sewer pipe line repair, turn off the electricity to avoid electrical hazards.

Hire a Reliable Plumber

A sewer backup is not something you should try to handle on your own. After all, it can be due to various factors, such as clogged pipes, tree roots, or damaged sewer lines, which are all complicated and risky to handle.

Have a qualified plumber from Zippity Split Plumbing come over to identify the cause of the problem and determine whether to repair or replace sewer line. We will also safely remove the sewage and clean up the affected area.

Before the cleanup, remember to take pictures and videos of the affected areas, and make a list of any damaged items or property. This documentation will be helpful when you file an insurance claim or provide evidence of the damage.

Call The Insurance Company

If you have homeowner’s insurance, contact your insurance company as soon as possible to report the sewer backup and the damage it caused. They will guide you on what to do next and how to file a claim, so you can get your sewer line replacement or repair covered.

Turn to Zippity Split Plumbing right away once you experience a sewer backup. We’ll arrive promptly at your home and restore your sewer line in no time. Contact us to schedule an appointment.

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