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When city sewer lines become overwhelmed during a storm and hold water, it can lead to various issues such as backups, flooding, and sewage spills. Here are some steps to deal with the situation:

1️⃣ Avoid using water

Minimize water usage in your home to prevent adding additional strain on the sewer system. This includes avoiding flushing toilets, running dishwashers or washing machines, and taking showers.

2️⃣ Stay away from standing water

Avoid contact with standing water in your yard or on the streets, as it may contain contaminants from the sewer system. This water can be hazardous to your health.

3️⃣ Follow guidance from authorities

Stay updated on any instructions or guidelines provided by local authorities. They may advise on evacuation, road closures, or other safety precautions.

4️⃣ Clean and disinfect

If your property is affected by sewage backup, it’s crucial to properly clean and disinfect the area to prevent health hazards. Use appropriate protective gear and consult with professionals if needed.
Remember, dealing with sewer line issues during a storm is primarily the responsibility of the local authorities. Contacting them and following their instructions is crucial for your safety and the well-being of the community.
If your home has been affected by flooding, Rooter Man is here to help if needed…call us at (504) 464-0145.

How to Prepare Your Home For a Flood

Flooding is a serious problem that can disastrously affect your home—including your plumbing system. If you live in an area susceptible to flooding, it’s essential to take steps to protect your home.

Protecting Your Home From a Flood

  • Seal your doors and windows
  • Install a sump pump
  • Know how to shut off the power to your home

If you experience flooding in your home, contact Rooter Man immediately. An experienced plumber will likely use video camera inspections to assess the internal damage to your pipes and pinpoint spots where leaks may begin to form.

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