Sewage Backup

What To Do After A Sewer Line Backup

By January 12, 2022 No Comments

Sewer line issues lead to a myriad of problems over time. It’s important to catch them as early as possible to prevent damage and costly repairs. But, if something does slip through the cracks, 24/7 Flood Response has the tools and know-how to clean up the mess and restore your home. 

24/7 Flood Response is There for You 

After a sewer line backup, what’s the next step?

It is important to tackle the clean-up from sewage backup right away. If not promptly and professionally done, it can lead to worse problems for your health and your home. Our goal is to clean the area thoroughly, eliminate any biohazardous material, protect from mold growth, reconstruct if necessary, and ensure you are safely back in the comfort of your home.

Call 24/7 Flood Response, anytime – when we say 24/7, we mean it. We don’t use an answering service, and you’ll never have to talk to a machine: a real, live team member will always be here to give you the immediate help you need. We assess your unique situation and offer expertise in water damage repair, mold remediation, frozen and burst pipes, and more.

We know that mold, sewage backups, and water damage pose serious health risks to you and your family. While it isn’t the most glamorous job, we take it seriously, so you can stay safe and secure in your home. 

At 24/7 Flood Response, we pride ourselves on being reliable, professional, and knowledgeable. All of our techs are licensed and insured, and since opening in 2003, we’ve seen it all. 

If you need sewage cleanup, please don’t hesitate to reach out! 24/7 Flood Response is always on call.

Common Warning Signs of Sewer Line Issues

Keep an eye out for these common signs: 

  • Sewer Gas Odor

Sewer gas has a specific rotten egg smell that is a telltale sign of severe sewer line issues. Your plumbing and sewer line should be airtight – if smells are escaping, sewage leaks aren’t far behind.

  • Sudden Increase in Water Bill

If your water bill has gone up without reason – that is, you haven’t drastically changed your water usage – it means water isn’t being used effectively. Leaks in your sewer line are a major culprit. 

  • Slow Drains, Clogs, and Backups 

If you’re experiencing multiple clogs, backups, and slow drains in various parts of your house (and in various appliances like toilets, sinks, and tubs), it’s a sign of a bigger sewer line issue.

  • Lawn Indications

Sewer line backups and leaks can create patches of thick grass on your lawn. Walk around your lawn, and if you experience any sogginess, puddles, or areas where the soil has shifted and created depressions, call a plumber.

  • Mold and Mildew

Mold and mildew mean leaks and excess moisture. Damaged plumbing inside your walls causes moisture to accumulate over time, leading to mold and fungus growth. Mold can be harmful to your health, and water can cause irreparable damage to your house.

  • Broken Sidewalk Slabs and Wall Cracks

Broken sewer lines leach water into the ground, leading to shifting soil and sinkholes. If your patio, sidewalk, or walls develop cracks, it may be indicative of damaged sewer lines. If left untreated, severe foundation damage is possible. 

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