November 2, 2017 Posted By Matt O'Brien
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There are plumbing problems, and there are plumbing nightmares. A backed-up sewer falls under the latter. Whatever the reason for it, it does not require spelling out that a sewer backup is a plumbing emergency of the highest order.
A sewer backup means water does not flow normally and since it has no place else to go, the water will bubble back up and eventually flood parts of your house, bringing with it unimaginable amounts of bacteria and other filthy stuff that pose a serious health risk to everyone in the household. To prevent something that horrible from happening in your home, you have to be always on the lookout for clear signs your sewer is backed up.
Sewage is full of bacteria, viruses and all sorts of toxic substances. That is why it doesn’t come as a surprise that nearly 2 million cases of illness arising from sewage contamination are reported every year. If possible, never come into contact with sewage or you, a loved one or even your pets could require medical attention.
When you’re certain that you have a sewer backup, here are a few things that you can do to avoid exacerbating the problem.