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How To Clean Sewer Backup Out of Your Bathtub

9/27/2021 (Permalink)

Severe flood in the bathroom. Water on the bathroom floor Sewer backup from a bathtub in an Urban Reserve, TX home.

How to Remove Sewer Backup from a Bathtub

Your home in Urban Reserve, TX, is your haven. When everything works well and nothing goes wrong, it can be a restful place. When something like a sewer backup occurs, however, it can be stressful until the problem is fixed. There is a certain procedure for cleaning bathtub backup to ensure that it is done safely and effectively.

Who Cleans It?

If the sewer backs up into your bathtub, you first need to assess whether you can fix the problem or you need to call in the professionals. If the problem is pretty small, such as a tiny spill on the floor or one completely contained in the tub, it can probably be a DIY fix as long as you have the proper protective gear to wear. Some flooding factors, however, indicate a larger problem:

  • Contamination spreading over a large area or to multiple floors
  • Spill over 24 hours old
  • Parts of home unable to be inhabited or used because of sewer backup
  • Compromised HVAC system

The services of professional remediation experts are necessary if any of these conditions exist. They have the proper training and equipment to handle larger cleanup jobs. It is safer for everyone involved if they handle it, and your insurance company is likely to pay for the service.

How Do They Clean It?

The professional cleaning process for a backup of the sewer into your home starts with water damage remediation. They remove all excess water with industrial pumps and take damaged items and materials out of your home. After everything is removed, they sanitize the area and any salvageable item that will be returned to the space. Then they restore the parts of the structure they had to remove to make the room useful again.

Sewer backup can sometimes be cleaned by the homeowner, but most issues have to be taken care of by professionals. If you need help with the cleanup, call the experts as soon as possible to avoid further damage.

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