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What To Do When Sewer Damage Causes Your Toilet To Overflow

10/7/2019 (Permalink)

Image of a toilet with the lid open Sewage backup is contaminated with biological viruses and bacteria.

At one time or another, you’ve probably had to deal with a toilet overflow. Sometimes it’s due to a simple clog that’s easy to fix. Other times it can be much more overwhelming. If sewer damage is involved, the impact can be devastating. 

Why Does This Happens

When there is sewer damage, whether it’s a broken pipe or a clog, the wastewater has to go somewhere. If it can’t be drained, it can back up into your residence. This is why you usually end up with a flooded toilet when your sewer has been compromised.

What To Do

The wastewater that overflows into your home due to sewage damage is full of dangerous contaminants and toxins. Unless you have the proper gear and equipment, you don’t want to be inside the flood or clean it up on your own. Call your sewage company immediately, and then call SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle.

Until Help Arrives

When the overflow begins, here’s how you can help prevent further backflow and the buildup of contaminated water:

  • Don’t flush toilets
  • Turn running water off
  • Turn off water to building

Sewage Backup or Toilet Overflow? Call SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle at (302) 392-6000

Why Choose SERVPRO of Bear / New Castle?

Damage from a sewage backup requires prompt attention because sewage is highly unsanitary and contains bacteria, parasites, and mold which can put your health and home or commercial property at risk. The highly trained professionals at SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle understand that when a sewage emergency happens, every minute counts. That’s why we are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, even on holidays. 

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