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What should I do when I have a sewer back-up?

A sewer backup in your home can pose health and safety risks due to contaminated wastewater. When faced with such an issue, it’s crucial to act promptly and responsibly. If you experience a sewer backup, immediately cease water usage to prevent further backups and contact a Mainstream plumbing to assess the situation. Avoid attempting DIY repairs, as this can exacerbate the problem. In cases where the backup affects multiple properties or appears to be a municipal issue, it’s advisable to contact your local sewer authority. Prioritize safety by not allowing children into the flooded area during cleanup. Protect your belongings, document the issue for insurance purposes, and consider professional cleanup services, especially when dealing with contaminated water. Once the problem is resolved, ask Mainstream Plumbing and Air to establish preventive measures through regular maintenance and inspections to avoid future backups. Your safety and well-being are paramount, so swift and informed action is essential when dealing with sewer backups.