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How to Deal with Sewage Backups after Heavy Rain

Heavy rainstorms can lead to issues no homeowner wants to face — sewer backups. The municipal sewer systems in cities such as Richmond, Henrico, and Glen Allen are designed to keep excess rainwater away from your home. However, these sewers can only take so much liquid.

After the city’s sewer becomes backed up, your home’s sewer line can become clogged up and lead to flooding. As the property owner, you are responsible for the water and sewer line that runs between your property and the public utility connection. That means if there is a rupture in your sewer line, clogging, or leaking — you are responsible for these repairs.

Damage Control

If your sewage backup has leaked onto your floors — prompt clean-up is important to avoid disease, destruction of your possessions, electrical malfunctions, and damage to your home or business.

Clean-up should include:

  • Using a wet vacuum to remove any spillage
  • Mopping affected areas such as floors and walls will soap and disinfectant
  • Flushing out toilets, sinks, and tubs and disinfecting
  • Steam cleaning any affected carpet, drapes, or upholstery
  • Cleaning and repairing duct work

Don’t Do the Dirty Work Yourself

Plumbing companies can provide cleaning and maintenance services. When city sewers back up, many business and homeowners are affected — so you’ll want to call a big plumbing company such as Bradley Mechanical, which has plenty of technician’s on-hand to help solve your issues quickly and effectively.

We offer emergency plumbing services for sewer and water mains that can help you out when you’re in a pinch. Our technicians will repair water and sewer lines, as well clean up flooded areas outside or inside your home or business.

Prevent Plumbing Nightmares

Plumbing companies can provide cleaning and maintenance services. When city sewers back up, many business and homeowners are affected — so you’ll want to call a big plumbing company such as Bradley Mechanical, which has plenty of technicians on-hand to help solve your issues quickly and effectively.

We offer emergency plumbing services for sewer and water mains that can help you out when you’re in a pinch. Our technicians will repair water and sewer lines, as well clean up flooded areas outside or inside your home or business.

Prevent Plumbing Nightmares

Making repairs after a sewage backup is costly, but don’t worry — there are ways to prevent future catastrophes. Expert plumbing companies like Bradley Mechanical can help you identify potential risks and install preventative measures to avoid backups and flooding.

One of the best ways to avoid sewer backups is by installing a Backwater Prevention Valve. These fixtures are installed straight into the sewer line in the basement of your home or business. Once properly installed, this valve will allow sewage to go out, but prevent it from coming back up your pipes.

Other ways to safeguard your home from backups and flooding include installing a sump pump, battery backup pump, or high-water alarm system. However, there is never a 100 percent guarantee against sewage backups. That’s why it’s important to take precautions such as ensuring your switches and wiring are installed high enough above potential water and flooding levels in your home. In the case of any backups or flooding, call a professional first to ensure that there is no live electric current running through your water.

Don’t leave yourself at the mercy of the city sewer line. Call Bradley Mechanical today at 804-748-6728 to solve and prevent sewer repairs. Our team of expert plumbers has been trusted for more than 50 years in the Central Virginia area.

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