Sewer backup heavy rains is not uncommon. This can result in just a few inches of standing water or several feet of rain water accumulating. Knowing how to remove this water safely and properly is important. You might also consider putting preventative measures in place to reduce the risk of this situation in the future.
Removing Sewage Backup
First and foremost, you want to shut off the electricity and gas in the space that was affected by the backup. Then, the most important part is to get all of the standing water out as quickly as possible. A sump or trash pump might be beneficial for this step in the process. Once removed, start by opening windows and doors and running fans to air out the space.
It is important that sewer backup is promptly removed to avoid additional problems. Once it is gone and restoration is completed, consider instituting preventative measures to help to decrease the chances of your home experiencing this issue in the future.