Sewage Cleanup

Immediate action is essential for sewage backups, requiring 24/7 cleanup due to the biohazard risk of contaminated water. Special procedures are needed for properties exposed to black water from sewage or toilet backups to mitigate health hazards efficiently.

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Category 3 Water Damage

When your sewer system is backed up, we handle the initial sewage clean-up all the way through to complete water damage restoration.

When your home is exposed to black water (sewage water) either through sewage backup, toilet backup, or sewer leak- special measures are required. Sewage water is a biohazard, meaning it's contaminated and can contain pathogens, toxins and other harmful agents.

Sewage damage should be cleaned as soon as possible in order to prevent cross-contamination of bacteria and viruses, such as E-coli, to other unaffected areas and reduce health risks.

Cleanup after Sewage Backups

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According to the IICRC standards for Professional Water Damage Restoration, sewage clean up should be done only by experienced and trained technicians equipped by full protective suits, gloves, masks and using special machines such as air scrubbers and dehumidifier.

WeDry USA uses state of the art equipment and certified, professional technicians. After an initial inspection, we provide you with a complete clean up plan for any scale of sewage damage; large or small. When you need someone to help secure your home or business after a storm, call WeDry USA!

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24/7 Emergency Sewage Cleanup services

Water contaminated with sewage backup should be considered an emergency situation and dealt with as quickly as possible. Prompt response to Category 3 water contamination from sewage backups is critical to prevent health risks. WeDry USA ensures immediate cleanup and disinfection to safeguard against hazardous pollutants.

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Sewage Clean Up Steps

  • Safety and Assessment: Upon arrival, the team ensures the area is safe and then conducts a thorough assessment of the sewage damage, identifying all affected areas.

  • Containment and Removal: We contain the affected area to prevent cross-contamination and then proceed to remove the sewage and any standing water using professional-grade equipment.

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  • Removal and disposal: of non-salvageable materials
  • Cleaning and Sanitizing: After the sewage is removed, the area is cleaned and sanitized with industrial-strength cleaners and disinfectants to eliminate harmful bacteria and pathogens.

  • Drying and Dehumidification: High-speed air movers, dehumidifiers and air scrubbers are used to dry out the affected areas thoroughly, ensuring no moisture is left behind.

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  • Daily moisture monitor and log progress
  • Final inspection is conducted to ensure the cleanup meets WeDry USA’s high standards and the area is safe for occupancy.
  • Rebuild and Restore:  Once completed, reconstruction begins with new materials replacing those removed. Hiring a full-service restoration company like WeDry USA simplifies this entire process.
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WeDry USA works directly with your insurance to get paid. Our experts review your policy and work directly with your insurance to get your damage covered and paid for.

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Frequently Asked Sewage

Does homeowners insurance cover sewage clean-up costs?

Sewer backups are never covered under standard insurance policies. However, some insurances offer them as optional coverages, but there are usually limitations and doesn't always offer enough to complete repairs for all your damage.  

What is category 3 water?

The IICRC S500 defines Category 3 water as: “grossly contaminated and can contain pathogenic, toxigenic, or other harmful agents and can cause significant adverse reactions to humans if contacted or consumed.”

What are some examples of Category 3?

  • Sewage
  • Rising water from rivers, lakes and streams
  • Some rain from hurricanes and tropical storms
  • Oceanwater

How to clean up raw sewage in yard

Generously apply garden lime to the sewage spill. Use a rake or shovel to mix the lime into the sewage. Allow the lime to dry at least overnight. Then, use a rake or shovel to remove the material and put it in a contamination bag. Once you are finished, you should throw away the contamination bag, along with any tools or gloves you used into your trash bin. 

Medium and large sewage leaks should DEFINITELY be cleaned up by professionals, call WeDry USA if you are in need!