Your sewer line must be in good shape in order for your plumbing to work properly. If something goes wrong and you can’t troubleshoot it, you can have a plumber in Pelham, ON, from Wellbrook Plumbing come to make repairs. If you experience a sewer backup in your home, take the following steps:
Use a Plunger for Clogs
It’s best to avoid using a commercial chemical cleaner when dealing with a clog. These products can actually make the problem worse, requiring even more extensive sewer repair in Pelham, ON. Instead, you should use a plunger to clear any drains that have standing water to clear the clog.
Leave the Area
If there’s standing water with raw sewage present, the best thing you can do is evacuate. Everyone in your home should leave, including your pets. Raw sewage is hazardous to everyone’s health. You should also immediately contact a plumber to perform sewer line repair.
Turn Off Power and Water
Electrical power should be turned off immediately in the affected area. Only do this if you’re able to do so safely. Once we replace sewer line, you can put the power back on.
You will also have to turn off the water supply before getting sewer pipe line repair. Locate the main water line to your home and shut off the valve to prevent more water from seeping out.
Wear Safety Gear
You should don safety gear while handling the standing water after a sewer backup. At minimum, you should wear goggles, rubber gloves, rubber boots and a face mask if you have to come into any type of contact with standing water that includes raw sewage.
When it comes to sewer line replacement, contact Wellbrook Plumbing. Call our team or fill out the online form to schedule an appointment.