When your sewer backs up into your house, it can be a nightmare. It can cause a huge mess and leave you trying to figure out what you are going to do. There are several things that you should do if you have a sewer backup into your house.
One of the things you are going to need to do is clean up as soon as possible. Raw sewage in your house is dangerous. It can cause all kinds of diseases, so you need to get it cleaned up and out of your house as soon as possible. Depending on how much sewage has backed up in your house, you may want to send your family somewhere else while you are dealing with the mess, especially if you have children. Then, you may want to get some disposable suits that you can wear over your clothes. That way you can just peel them off and throw it away when you are done.
You are going to want to start getting the sewage out of your house. One way to do that is to use a wet/dry vac. You can just suck all the mess up and dispose of it safely. If you do that, when you are done, you are going to want to very carefully clean and sanitize the mess. Then you are going to want to throw away anything that the sewage touched. You may want to double bag any of that trash so that there is less risk of contamination.
Call a Plumber
While you are cleaning, you want to do what you can to figure out what happened and make sure that it doesn't happen again. That means that you are going to need a plumber to come out to your house and deal with the mess. They can run a camera down your plumbing line or through your sewer cleanout to check to see where any blockage or break is so that they can either clean it out or replace the plumbing pipes. The plumber can also tell you where the problem is. If it is outside of your sewer connection, the city may be responsible for dealing with it, but you aren't going to know that until you have it checked out.
If you have sewage backing up into your house, you need to deal with it as soon as possible. Contact local plumbing services for assistance.