Dealing With Sewer Backups

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A sewage backup is a most unwelcome surprise. At Speedy Rooter Plumbing, we offer same-day sewer line repair in Staunton, VA. While you await our arrival, follow these tips from our plumbers on how to handle a sewage backup in your home.

Call Your Insurance Agency

Report the sewage backup to your insurance agency. Your policy may have coverage for restoration, depending on the cause of the backup. The insurance agent may also have recommendations for local restoration cleaners if you don’t want to deal with the cleanup yourself.

Leave Early

If your household includes a baby, child, senior citizen, or person with chronic health problems, relocate them to another place to stay until the cleanup is complete. Sewage may contain bacteria, viruses, and parasites that cause severe illnesses in sensitive people. We offer a rapid response through trenchless sewer repair.

Turn Off the Water

While you wait for a sewer pipe line repair, locate your water main. Turn off the water supply there. If you can’t find it or don’t have the right wrench to do it, turn off the water supply at each fixture in your home.

Don’t flush the toilet while waiting for our plumbers. Using more water adds to the sewage backup. We’ll replace sewer line as quickly as possible.

Dispose of Contaminated Items

You may need to rent a dumpster if you’ll be doing the cleanup yourself. Be sure to wear personal protective equipment, including a face mask, goggles, thick rubber gloves, and knee-high rubber boots. You’ll need to throw out carpeting, padding, upholstered furniture, fabrics, paper, cardboard, and other similar items touched by the sewage. Our sewer line replacement services are quick and thorough.

Speedy Rooter Plumbing is the home of your trusted plumber in Staunton, VA. We offer sewer repair solutions that will not compromise your budget. Best of all, we ensure prompt services at all times.

Call us or fill out the online form to schedule an appointment. We look forward to working with you.

Contact Us Today

When in need of basic and emergency plumbing services, call Speedy Rooter Plumbing. We are the team that you can trust for services from a reliable plumber in Charlottesville, VA, and nearby areas. We have a committed team of well-trained professionals waiting to address your needs. Call us today or fill out the form on this site to schedule your appointment.