Helpful Tips

What You Need to Know About Sewer Rooting

After you have engaged the appropriate service provider(s) you should prepare for their arrival. Have close parking available for their service vehicle(s). Some rooting services may need to park close to the exterior drain cleanout. If this is a night-time visit, have your exterior lights on.

Often sewer rooting equipment (called snakes) are inserted into interior drainpipes or through sewage line vents located on the roof. That’s why it is important to keep young children and pets away from the work area. It’s also advisable to remove ornaments and clutter from the work area. The service technicians will usually assist in moving larger furniture and items if that becomes necessary.

The bacterium in sewage remains trapped in the water until it is disturbed and made airborne by physical actions such as sweeping or scrubbing. It is best to leave the sewage cleanup to professionals. Persons removing standing sewage should wear protective clothing including face mask coving, or a professional respirator. Technicians qualified in sewage cleanup know how to implement removal technics that minimize the spread of bacterial contamination, including ways clean the air to remove 99.9% of airborne gases and particles.

When a water damage cleanup/ restoration company and sewer rooter service are working at the same time, the plumber will request that any standing water and debris be removed so the plumber doesn’t need to work in a flooded and contaminated space. The restorative drying equipment won’t be turned on until the plumber is finished. It is best that your family and occupants stay away from the contaminated space until you have been informed it is safe to return. If your clothing, or towels, etc., got contaminated, launder them in hot water using detergent and add disinfectant such as Lysol to the wash.