What about the mess?

A sewer backup can lead to disease, destruction of your valuables, damage to your house, and electrical malfunctions. Prompt cleanup of affected property can help minimize the inconvenience and damage. You should immediately arrange for the cleanup of your property:

  • Take before-and-after photos of the affected areas
  • Itemize any property losses
  • Wet-vacuum or remove spillage
  • Mop the floors and wipe walls with soap and disinfectant
  • Flush out and disinfect plumbing fixtures
  • Steam clean or remove carpet and drapes
  • Repair or remove wallboard or wall covering
  • Clean up appliances or ductwork

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1. What is the village’s responsibility regarding private sewer laterals?
2. How do I locate my lateral?
3. What if my sewer backs up?
4. What about the mess?
5. What is MMSD and what does it do?
6. If I notice a foreign substance flowing into a storm drain inlet, whom should I call?