During the North Carolina stay at home order, more and more people are spending their time at home. And if you have been to a grocery store lately, there is an abundance of toilet paper being used as well. We understand that it’s important to take precautions to ensure that you and your family are well stocked during these uncertain times, however, be aware of how much toilet paper you are flushing down the toilet at a time. Too much toilet paper or other products in your pipes can cause stoppages or even overflows. This can result in sewage backups which cause black water to come up from the drains in your bathroom. When experiencing a sewer back up or drain overflow the resulting mess will likely contain bacteria, viruses, molds, or dangerous chemicals that threaten the health and safety of you and your family.

Unfortunately, there are no warning signs for this type of disaster. We recommend using biodegradable wipes or limiting the amount of toilet paper that you flush in each use. If you do find yourself in a situation where water is overflowing out of your toilet, sink or shower drain, we strongly recommend that you do not try to clean up the mess yourself. Try to put some towels down to prevent water from spreading into other rooms and call a plumber to unblock your line. Then reach out to us. While some water losses may sound like things that you could attempt to clean up yourself, it is important to consult a professional water damage restoration company any time you encounter sewage water damage. This will ensure that there is no unseen damage and that your health is not compromised in the process. Our team is used to handling situations such as these. We will arrive promptly to assess the situation and develop an efficient and effective cleanup strategy, allowing you and your family to get back to your normal routine. If you’re a resident or property owner in Winston-Salem, Greensboro, Thomasville, Lexington, High Point or nearby areas, we are here and ready to help!

 Trust Service Team of Professionals to be on call 24/7, ready to clean up the mess.