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Sewer Backed Up? Keep Calm and Call Rytech Nashville!

It’s Monday at 5 p.m. and, in between homework and dinner prep, you just found out that your home has a sewer backup. Even though it’s messy and can be highly hazardous if mishandled, don’t fret! Our team of highly trained professionals is available 24/7 to help you mitigate the risks associated with raw sewage.

DYK? Raw sewage is classified as a Category 3 contamination (the highest level) and can transmit disease-causing biohazards including viruses, bacteria, and germs. In fact, the EPA recommends that professional clean-up and decontamination should be utilized for most sewage situations.

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Lucky for you, our certified water damage remediation professionals have the training, experience and specialized equipment to restore your home to a safe, healthy state after a sewer backup. Meanwhile, here’s what you should do in the immediate aftermath:
  • Don’t go into a wet area of the house if sewage has contacted electrical outlets or other electrical sources until power has been shut off.
  • Keep all kids and pets out of the immediate area of the house affected by the backup.
  • If you must enter the affected area, wear protective glasses, gloves, a facemask, and rubber boots.
  • Open windows and run fans to ventilate the area with fresh outdoor air.
  • Stop utilizing all plumbing that involves the household drain system. Don’t flush toilets. Don’t turn on the water in sinks, showers, or bathtubs. Don’t run the dishwasher or washing machine.
  • Don’t attempt DIY efforts to resolve the problem with pour-in chemicals. They are not likely to get deep enough in the drain system to unclog a sewage blockage and the harsh acids utilized will damage pipes and sewer lines.
  • After the immediate crisis is resolved, contact a plumber to determine the cause for the blockage in order to prevent a recurrence. Common possible issues include flushing unapproved paper or other materials down a toilet, tree roots invading sewer lines, collapsing sewer pipes, etc.
Although sewage back-ups can be ugly, Rytech Nashville is available 24/7 to clean up the dirtiest (or, in this case, the most hazardous) of messes so keep calm and call us! for Disinfectant Cleaning Services call us.

RYTECH NASHVILLE, Mold Remediation, Hermitage, TN