Raw sewage can damage property, spread disease, and ruin your day. When your sewer is acting up address it immediately before it becomes an emergency. Avoid hiring a handyman to handle the problem, qualified plumbers have a lot more experience. Don’t flush anything that isn’t human waste or thin toilet paper. If raw sewage is backing up into your home, keep family members and pets a safe distance from sewage. Ultimately, untreated sewage is a real health hazard, you need someone trained, insured, and licensed to handle the problem as soon as possible.