Emergencies can happen. When they do, the best strategy is to already have a plan in place.
What Should I Do if a Sewer Line (or Septic System) Backs-up into My House
Remember, if you lose electricity and your home is connected to a pressurized sewer system or you have a septic system utilizing a pump, you have limited storage capacity for wastewater. Until power is restored, you must minimize the use of water or sewage could back up into your house, especially if you are on public water. If you have a generator, we advise you to make sure it powers the pumps.