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Kansas City KS Sewage Cleanup

Did you know that sewage water can contain bacteria and viruses that can be fatal if contracted? Unfortunately most people think it’s just a smelly situation. But unfortunately, it’s an extremely dangerous situation. If your sewer line back-up and has caused your home of office to suffer sewage damage, it’s imperative that you call a professional water damage restoration company that is certified to properly mitigate your sewage crisis.


Here are some common mistakes homeowners make when facing a sewage back-up:


#1 – Do-it-yourself clean-up

Most people when faced with this issue go to the Internet where they can find a wealth of articles telling them to mix water and bleach, wipe down the area and move on.  Big mistake.  In fact, you might be reading this after having tried that only to realize you put a band aid on a hatchet wound or worse, made the situation more dangerous.  While some water losses can be handled by homeowners, dealing with a black water category sewage emergency isn’t one of them.  Only a licensed and certified sewage cleaning company has the proper equipment and training to restore your home and declare it safe.


#2 – It’s safe to stay in my home so long as I don’t enter the area affected by sewage.

Unfortunately that isn’t the case.  Most sewage water contains airborne bacteria and viruses that can travel through your home and its duct work and cause health issues.  Nasty stuff like E-coli, tetanus, round worms, samonella, and giardia are commonly found in sewage back-up refuse and many agents can be contracted by skin to skin contact, ingestion, and through the air.  Unless the area affected by the sewage water is fully sealed off and contained, it’s safest to complete remove yourself from the property.


#3 – Any cleaning company can get the job done

Don’t be fooled.  Just because someone has some fancy equipment and advertises themselves online as a cleaning company does not mean they have what it takes to ensure your sewage back emergency is cleaned properly.  To be considered a certified sewage cleaning service technicians must undergo extensive training and maintain proper certifications credentials.  Sewage presents many challenges and it takes a lot of training and knowledge to understand the proper techniques and equipment that must be used in order to mitigate the loss effectively.


Why should you choose us?


Immediate Response.  Call us anytime day or night and we can be at your property within minutes to begin the messy work of getting your home or office cleaned up.  We have crews throughout the Kansas City metro area and can dispatch one of them within minutes of your initial call.  We understand it’s an emergency you’re dealing with and we treat it as such.  That means getting there fast so that you’re not waiting around for help!


Free Estimates.  We employ insurance-approved pricing guides that dictate the amount to charge, so costs are never really an issue.  But that being said, we are happy to come to your property and answer as many questions as you have, explain what we see and what we believe to be the appropriate cleaning protocol, and offer a written estimate for the project.


Satisfaction Guaranteed.  We’ve all dealt with contractors that say one thing and do another.  They show up to collect their money (and sometimes even that is difficult) never to be heard from again.  Not us.  We stand behind all work performed.  If you’re not happy with the service you’ve been provided let us know and we’ll find a way to make it right!


Why should you always hire a KC sewage cleanup contractor?


When we say you’re up against a very dangerous foe, we mean it.  Sewage backups are a serious environmental hazard that can cause you to get extremely sick or even contract lifelong, potentially deadly, diseases.  Many homeowners spend some time online learning about the sewage extraction & cleanup process and decide they can handle it themselves.  We can not be more adamant when we say we hope you don’t follow that approach.

Please watch the video below to learn about the perils present in the sewage cleanup process:


Learn about the estimating process using Xactimate!


One aspect of our sewage damage repair services that might surprise you is how we determine what to charge you.  If you’ve already called a restoration contractor and asked about pricing and they’ve said ‘we all charge the same rates’ that might have seemed strange, but it’s actually true.  In our industry, the insurers (who are usually the ones on the hook for the invoice) decide what they will pay for any service needed.

So to make sure that’s the amount we are quoting for the work, our sewage backup cleaning contractors in KC actually use the same estimating software your adjuster does to estimate the loss.  Watch the video below to learn about the Xactimate system for estimating:


Crews are standing by to help you!

If you need emergency restoration services, we have crews located throughout the Kansas City area so that we can immediately respond to your crisis!

Call now for a free quote!



Sewer backups can happen for any number of reasons, and often times the impetus can be something completely outside the homeowner’s control. Storm water overflows are considered a huge threat to the disposal of raw sewage into basements and homes. In fact, our city is spending $2.5 billion to eliminate sewer overflows and improve public safety. But even with that amount of capital expenditure, the threat remains. Luckily, there are some simple, cost-effective things you can do to prevent a sewage backup in your basement.

Should a sewage backup occur, the KC Water Services has a great FAQ pamphlet that will help answer some of your more pressing questions!


I have sewage in my basement – what happened?


When it comes to sewage water damage in Kansas City, we usually see one of the following issues:

roots_in_pipe() a sewage backup that sends sewer water into a basement through the drains and toilets.

() a sewer line crack that spills raw waste and black water into a crawlspace.

When it comes to the first issue, you can usually blame one of two problems. Either something clogged the drain line forcing the water back up into your property or your municipality has a combined sewer system (meaning it ties into the storm drainage system) and heavy rains caused the sewer lines to overflow and the water escaped by going up your pipe and into your home.

Screen Shot 2014-06-24 at 3.35.31 PMWhen it comes to the latter issue, it’s through no fault of your own that this can happen but the results can be very bad. The diagram on the left helps explain the issue. Too much water is trying to pass through the city’s combined sewer system…at any point, a small block in the line can cause the water to seek an additional escape. Unfortunately, that escape is up your home’s pipe and into your basement.


We proudly service the entire metro area, including:


Leavenworth, Lansing, Bonner Springs, Shawnee, Roeland Park, Overland Park, Lenexa, Olathe, and surrounding areas.


Sewage back-ups in Kansas City KS require an immediate response.  The longer wastewater sits in your flooded basement, the more damage is done to your Kansas City home or office.  We understand the issues involved and our Kansas City flood damage crews have the resource to handle your emergency quickly and properly.  Not all restoration companies are the same…it’s important to use a certified Kansas City water damage restoration company that specializes in sewage back-up cleanouts.

That’s us: we have the resources, experience & personnel to properly mitigate your Kansas City KS flood damaged property.

Our promise to you is simple: our water extraction service in Kansas City will offer the highest level of professional service and make the Kansas City sewage back-up cleanup process as painfree as possible.  So call us today for a rapid response and free estimate!

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