If your Houston home has become flooded by wastewater, you need to contact a professional immediately. Wastewater can cause a considerable amount of damage, and it’s not just limited to property loss. It can also create a fire hazard if the water level is able to have access to electrical outlets. The waste in the water is also a huge hazard. It can carry many different types of bacteria and viruses and is an easy way to catch a disease or start an infection.
While waiting for the professionals to arrive, there are a few things you should and should not do. Do not flush toilets or try to drain the sinks. Do not try to use chemicals to clear the blockage in the pipes. These can cause additional damage to your pipes and the chemicals may leak into the water that is already flooding your home. Shut off electrical equipment and remove children and pets from the affected area. If you must handle anything that has contact with the water, use gloves, tall boots, and a facemask.
It is of the utmost importance that you are able to keep yourself safe and leave the work for the professionals. They are not only trained to handle the risks of the wastewater but to also know how to solve the situation and guide you through the cleaning process. To prevent having your home flooded, it is best to schedule regular pipe inspections. These inspections can identify damage or blockages long before they turn into an expensive and dangerous mess.
If you are in the Houston area and would like to schedule an inspection or any kind of maintenance, please give our team at Sewer Co a call! And if your home has flooded, we would be happy to provide you our quick and professional services to get your home back on its feet!