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Best Tips to Avoid Sewer Backup

Flood damage is a bad thing, but the damage caused by a sewer backup is far worse. Sewage belongs to Category 3 water, which is highly dangerous. It is a host to viruses, bacteria, and water-borne diseases that can seriously impair health in addition to the aesthetic and structural damage that it can bring.

Thankfully, there are ways to avoid the dangers of a sewage backup. ServiceMaster by Reed discusses the early signs of a sewage backup and how this event can be prevented.

Common Causes of Sewer Backups

Common Causes of Sewer Backups

Foul odors

Simultaneous clogging in multiple drains

Slow flushing of toilets

Presence of bubbles

Sewer cleanout backup

How to Prevent a Sewer Backup?

Clogs in the sewer pipe are the main cause of a sewage backup. Prevent sewer backups by doing the following:

It’s best to work with a licensed plumber or professional to explore your options regarding sewer backup prevention. If sewer backup is not prevented ahead of time, find a reliable restoration company to deal with the damage.

The ServiceMaster Restore Sewer Backup Cleaning Process

We have a detailed cleanup process that will protect your belongings, carefully and safely eliminate all backup waste, and get your home back to its pre-damaged state as quickly as possible.

Our process includes:

  1. Specialized removal of sewage and water to help eliminate parasites, bacteria, and viruses.
  2. Removal of contaminated furnishings, carpet and flooring, and, when necessary, other surfaces that have been exposed to potential contamination.
  3. Use of industry-leading equipment, including professional-grade air movers to ventilate and dry the area.
  4. Cleaning and disinfecting of the area to prevent the spread of microbes that may cause disease or sickness, and when necessary, treatment of the area to help prevent future mold and mildew growth.
  5. Post-disinfection service application that provides long-lasting antimicrobial protection against mold, bacteria, and fungi for up to 90 days.
  6. Ongoing guidance and support, backed by 65+ years of industry leadership.

Call Us for Emergency Sewer Backup Cleanup Services in Miami, Florida

For a fast response to your sewer backup emergency, ServiceMaster by Reed is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at (954) 799-4420. We service residential and commercial properties in Miami, Florida, and surrounding areas and counties.

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You may also connect with us online to schedule an appointment or email us at Our office is located at 1210 Stirling Rd. Unit # 8A Dania Beach, FL 33004.