If your septic tank or sewer drain is backed up, it is a problem that is best left to professionals for a whole host of reasons. Here are some guidelines you should follow when dealing with a backed up septic tank…
The number one reason that the home or business owner should not attempt to clean up a sewer or drain backup loss is for the simple fact that most average citizens haven't had the immunization series of vaccinations that prevent the spread of bacteria and disease that can occur when cleaning up sewer or drain back ups. Restated: it's simply not a smart decision and it puts you are anyone needlessly at risk of jeopardizing their otherwise healthy lives.
Why We Suggest Is That You Call a Professional Restoration Service – A professional service can properly execute a plan that addresses not only health and safety but also has the capability and expertise to properly and completely sanitize and dry out the structure.
If possible, turn off the HVAC/fan until the professionals arrive. It simply limits the propagation of the odors associated with such loss types. Opening the windows temporarily is fine; the professionals cleaning up the project will ultimately close them to create a proper drying chamber.
Many restoration companies will tell you it will take only 3 days to dry out the affected area and this can be true if optimal conditions for a properly constructed dry chamber exists, but many times this is simply not possible. The reason is that property owners want access to the area being dried and can cause problems. If someone turns off the equipment that is creating the drying chamber then it's going take longer. If possible it's best to stay away from the affected areas as long as it takes to clean and dry it out. Restoration companies work in 24 hour periods so depending when they start it could result in a customer having the restoration company at their home or business 4-5 calendar days depending when the drying system becomes fully functional after the clean up.
A good restoration company can make sure a septic tank backup is done right and that you're out of pocket damage liability is kept to a minimum. We've helped numerous home and business owners and they and their insurance company always appreciate our surgical approach to restoration!