One of the worst disasters you can have at home is a sewer backup. If it happens to you, you will need a plumber in Tacoma, WA, from Bob Oates Plumbing, Sewer, and Rooter to come over immediately to fix things. It’s essential to take certain steps when you’ve experienced a sewer backup.
Leave the Premises
Immediately evacuate the area that’s affected by the sewer backup. Wherever there is standing water with raw sewage, you need to get out of the area and get your pets away from it as well. Exposure to sewage can adversely affect your health, so you need immediate sewer repair in Tacoma, WA, from our team.
Turn Off the Power
Turn off the electricity as long as you can safely do so. If the sewer backup is in the area where the main circuit breaker is located, avoid going to it. In addition, if you cannot turn off the power, avoid getting too close to any electrical devices and appliances. Once you get sewer repair services and everything is fixed, you should be in the clear.
Check all of your plumbing fixtures to see which ones are clogged. You can take steps to clear standing water if there isn’t raw sewage present. You may need a plumber to replace sewer line to get things running normally again. Avoid using the affected plumbing fixtures until after the plumber has made repairs.
Wear Safety Gear
Wearing safety gear is important while you wait for sewer pipe line repair. If you must venture into the affected areas, wear goggles, a face mask, rubber boots, and gloves at all times. Raw sewage can be a serious health hazard, so you want to take all the precautions possible.
Washington residents and business owners who need sewer line replacement rely on Bob Oates. Contact our team today by calling us or filling out the online form.