If you tried to flush your toilet and the water started to backup, and you noticed it started coming up in other areas of the house like the bathtub drains or sinks, it's time to call a 24 hour plumber. It doesn't matter what time of day it is, you need to get help immediately.
If there is sewage backing up around your house there are a lot of risks you'll have to deal with, and you don't want the problem getting worse every time you flush. Here are a few reasons why you need to call a plumber as soon as possible.
Waste is Very Dangerous
Having the urine and feces clogging the drains and coming up around the house is toxic for everyone that lives there. There are many negative health effects when these pollutants become airborne, like hepatitis A and more. Getting the clog or problem fixed and treated right away is important, because the longer the waste sits the more the bacteria is going to spread.
If the water can't drain properly into the septic system and there is a leak, you could have the contaminants leaking into your yard.
Plunging Can Worsen the Problem
If there is something lodged in a waste pipe around the property, trying to plumb the problem on your own can make the clog a lot worse. It can even crack or damage the pipe. Instead, you need a professional plumber who has a snake with a camera to find the clog or problem, and then to use professional tools to break it up and pass it safely through your septic system.
If you shatter a pipe or end up overflowing your septic system, the cost to replace these large items, instead of fix a clog, are going to be much more significant. You don't want to destroy your septic system.
There are a lot plumbing concerns and different things that could be causing the water problems in your house, and causes as to why the toilet won't flush, but if the toilet is already overflowing you don't need to fix it on your own. Instead, you need to call an emergency plumber to get to your house right away and to try to fix the problem before it gets any worse, before you end up getting sick from the waste that is appearing in all the drains around your home.Share