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5 Steps to Take When You Have a Sewer Backup

Most people aren’t expecting to have a sewer backup occur in their home, but this is a common problem. Unfortunately, sewer backups can cause a significant amount of water damage and can lead to a lot of loss. If you have a sewer backup, there are a few important steps to take on your property in Dayton, Ohio, to know that you’re prepared.

1. Use a Wet-Dry Vac

It’s important to have a wet-dry vac on hand to remove the water that has come out of the drain and into your home. Many homeowners throughout Dayton have this type of equipment available because flooding has occurred in some areas. When you use a wet-dry vac, dump all of the water you vacuum outside, and be sure to wear rubber gloves.

2. Dry Out the Room

Dry out the room where the sewer backup has occurred, which includes anything that the moisture had contact with, like the drywall, carpet, curtains, and any other materials. This will prevent any mildew or mold from forming. Using a floor fan and opening the windows will allow everything to dry quicker.

3. Hire a Professional

Although you may know how to clean up the mess, you’ll need to fix the underlying issue that has caused the sewer backup. Reach out to a professional from a company like Buckeye Plumbing in Dayton to ensure that the clog or blockage is removed. Avoid using chemical cleaners, which can cause damage to your pipes and won’t always permanently fix the issue. A plumber will use commercial equipment to restore the operation of the pipes with proper drain cleaning.

4. Contact Your Insurance Provider

When there is water damage in your home, restoring your property can cost thousands of dollars. That’s why it’s important to reach out to your insurance provider to determine if your sewer backup damage is covered by your policy. This can help with some of the costs, keeping you from having to pay for everything out of pocket.

5. Schedule Routine Inspections

Schedule routine inspections in the future to ensure that your pipes are maintained well and that potential issues are discovered before it’s too late. You’ll also want to avoid putting any items like flushable wipes, meat, bones, and sanitary products down the drains or toilets, which will lead to more clogs and blockages.

Contact our team of plumbers at Buckeye Plumbing & Property Solutions in Dayton to learn more about what to do in case of a sewer backup. Our team will be happy to answer your questions and provide you with our plumbing services on your property.

For more information about Buckeye Plumbing & Property Solutions do not hesitate to call us today. 937-749-7097

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