Many Californians are unaware of the condition of their home’s plumbing until something goes awry. One devious event that can affect you and your residence is a sewer backup. Whether because of issues within the city lines or obstructions within your own system, sewer backups can be destructive to your property and health. Mr. Sewer Rooter has been providing the best sewer cleaning to Los Angeles residents for more than 25 years. We also offer a host of other plumbing services in order to provide you with timely, comprehensive results. From sewer inspections to full-scale pipe replacements, we do it all.
Last week, we looked at a few tips for dealing with sewer backups. Today’s blog will focus on a few more tips that may help you when the water hits the floor. If your sewer starts to back up, it can be very useful to do the following:
Cut the Power
While evacuating everyone out and protecting your HVAC system are both important steps to take, shutting off the power to the affected area can be even more important. The last thing you want to do is enter a room that has pooled water in it with the possibility of that moisture being electrically charged. Beyond the environmental risks, electric shocks can also endanger the lives of residents. Electrical shorts, in combination with water, can create other risk factors in the home. Our best advice is to shut the juice down in order to prevent further damage to people and property.
Put in Plugs
If this is your first experience with sewer backups, chances are that it won’t happen very often. Neighborhoods that experience heavy flooding may be unable to keep up with the influx of storm water, giving rise to backups originating in the main line. Although it may sound primitive these days, putting plugs into your home’s drains can do much to alleviate the concerns of damage, especially if you are forced to leave the home for any period of time. Newer homes often come with different valves to protect your home from just such an occurrence. If local authorities suggest that you plug your home, it is definitely a wise idea to do so. Often, damming the lower level of your home is enough to prevent the onslaught of waste that can enter the premises. This method will require some planning and shopping beforehand, though, so be sure to be prepared!
If you end up being responsible for the cleanup process, it is important to be expedient and thorough in your work. Being able to dry out the excess moisture and nullify the harmful substances is an amazing way to prevent future problems and costly repairs. If you take too much time, your home will become a hotbed for mold and bacteria. Avoid this by cleaning the problem up quickly and thoroughly!
Mr. Sewer Rooter works to provide you with the best hydro-jetting and rooter services possible. With 25 years of experience, our plumbers are proud to provide sewer cleaning expertise to Los Angeles. Contact us today to see why we’re among the best plumbing companies!