Water Damage and Flooding from Sewer Backups sewer backup

Sewage backups stink. In addition, they sometimes create costly water damage. If the sewage is coming from a public sewage line there are major health concerns as well.

If you are experiencing flooding from a sewer backup give us a call. We are a locally owned and operated water damage and restoration company located in Cary North Carolina.

What is a sewer backup?

Sewer backups are defined slightly differently by different people. To some people, it is sewage backing up into the toilet is what they call a sewer backup. These minor issues can be solved by a plumber and their rooter services.

Water damage and restoration companies define them a bit differently; in this case, we are talking about sewer backups which have overflowed, flooded, and caused water damage. Please see our comprehensive page on water damage here: water damage and restoration.

What causes a sewer backup?

  • Blockages. Hair. Tree roots. You name it, we’ve seen it. When a sewer line gets blocked, any new water coming in is going to come right back out the path of least resistance.
  • Broken pipes. Collapsed and broken pipes can also lead to sewer backups.
  • Main sewer line problem. These are the most dangerous because it contains public sewage.

Restoring a home after sewage flood damage

Restoring a home back to normal after flood damage may include

  • Working with insurance company
  • Removing damaged contents for restoration
  • Dehumidifying and drying
  • Odor removal
  • Repair and restoration as needed