I woke up last week in a rather unpleasant way. I could smell sewage inside my house! It was not a strong smell, but it was definitely a new one. I had never smelled anything like that in my house, so it did concern me a lot. I had no idea what to do, so I did the only thing I could. I contacted an emergency plumber in Hudson County NJ to come out that same day to help fix the problem. I did not know who to call, and my boss is actually the one who suggested the plumber that I used when I had to call off work that day.
The plumber was able to come right out, which I was very thankful for. He told me that it was good that I had called because a lot of homeowners try to fix the problem themselves first, which makes his job even harder when he is finally called out to handle the problem. There was no way I could tackle this on my own as I had no earthly idea where to even begin. He did though, and he got to work right away in finding where the problem originated from.
He walked around the house, looked at the outside drain, and then the basement. He was able to quickly determine that there was a backup in the system. He had the right tools and equipment to take care of the problem. He had to remove a clog that was in the main pipe, and then he tested all of the water sources in the house to make sure there was no backup in any of them. It took him a few hours to fix the issue, and I was just happy to have that smell out of my house.