Dayton OH Sewage Cleanup

The greatest threat posed by a sewage back-up is the health risks inherent from raw sewage. Many people just think of sewage as something that is gross and smelly. The reality is it is something that is dangerous and toxic. While there are some cleaning jobs that are perfectly fine for you to do around the house, cleaning up sewage is DEFINITELY not one of them! We provide Dayton customers emergency sewage cleaning services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and would happy to provide you with a free quote for our services.


Here’s some questions customers frequently ask about their sewage back-up emergencies:


Is my sewage back-up covered by my insurance policy?


It depends on the policy.  In some cases, sewer back-ups are covered assuming the backup originates within the insured structure’s property line.  That means that if your sewer line below the house bursts and sewage begins spilling out into your crawlspace or coming up from under the foundation, you’ll be covered.  But should the sewer back-up occur due to heavy flooding resulting in sewer overflows, you’re probably not covered and unless you can prove the city or county was negligent, you’re left covering the bill.

In other instances, the policy carrier won’t offer sewage back-up as a covered act so you would need to purchase a sewage back-up rider (typically between $60-$140 annually).  It’s important that you study your policy diligently to know what is covered and what is not.


How much does sewage cleanup cost?


We wish we could give you a better idea of what you’re looking at, but without seeing the extent of damage, it’s impossible to say.  The costs can vary wildly, from a few hundred dollars to tens of thousands of dollars in the worst case scenario.

What we can say definitively is that you will never have to pay more than you should. Why? Because in our industry, all pricing is standardized by insurance companies and we use the same software they do to estimate the sewage damage repair project. Watch the video below to see how the onsite assessment and estimating process works when you call RestorationEze:


Can’t I just clean it up myself?


Determining whether or not tackle cleaning up sewage isn’t a matter of what you can stomach.  It’s a matter of your health and those of your family members inside the home.  Sewage can contain extremely contagious diseases, viruses, bacteria, and parasites that can make you sick or cause death in extreme circumstances.  It’s simply not something you should ever consider cleaning up yourself.  In fact, given the airborne infectious nature of some pathogens in raw sewage, even being inside the property while the sewage sits exposed is dangerous. Always, always, always call a certified Dayton water damage cleanup company if you have raw sewage in your property!

For further information on the dangers of cleaning up raw sewage in your home, please watch the short video below:


How do you make sure my property is safe to be in once you’re done?


Any sewage cleanup job goes through several steps to make sure when it’s all said and done, we can assign your home a clean bill of health.  We safely extract the sewage, dry any affected areas, decontaminate & disinfect anything and everything that was exposed to the sewage, then deodorize your property so that any remaining stench is removed.  Once we’re done, you’ll never know you had the problem to begin with!


If you need reliable sewage backup cleaning service, please call us today!


Sewer back-ups are rare, and if it’s reached the extent to where you need help, you’re probably doing so for the first time.  We’d be happy to come and inspect your sewer back-up and provide a full assessment of the damage.  We can walk you through the process we would implement to clean sewage and restore your property and provide you with a free estimate upfront before any work would be performed.


Why do sewers backup into basements and homes?


Raw sewage usually finds its way into properties from one of 3 scenarios:


A pipe gets clogged.

fats-oils-grease-clogging-restaurant-sewer-lineThe main pipe that exits your property and ties into the city’s main sewer line has a heck of a job. It has to get all the water you pour down drains or flush down toilets safely out of your home. Unfortunately, obstacles can cause it to not function. If you have old clay pipes, tree roots can easily grow into the pipes. And if you pour grease or oils down your drain, it will solidify and eventually cause a blockage.


Storm water overflows.

Another scenario that can happen occurs when there is a large amount of water that is passing through the city’s sewer and drainage system during heavy rain. Whether there is a blockage from debris in the city’s line or there’s simply too much water flowing through the pipes, the water will seek an exit point and begin flowing back up whatever pipes tie into it. The diagram below outlines this scenario well:

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If you look closely, you can also find the solution…a backwater valve (or sewer backflow preventer) stops water from coming back up your pipes and into your home!


A sewer line cracks.

This can happen in homes where the sewer lines are located in a crawlspace. Usually you can begin to smell a foul odor from underneath the house. If this sounds like your situation, you may want to call a plumber first to fix the cracked pipe. It may be the case they can’t or won’t fix the issue until the area is properly cleaned and disinfected, at which point you’ll want to call us!


Crews are standing by to help you!

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

Call now for a free quote!



If you’re in need of emergency sewage back-up service in Dayton OH, you’re in the right place.  With 1 call, our Dayton water damage restoration crews can be at your door to help get a messy situation cleaned up.  Sewer back-ups can be a nasty situation, and for your Dayton home or office, they can get worse if not dealt with immediately.  That’s why we specialize in providing immediate Dayton OH sewer back-up cleaning services day or night.  Whether it’s a basement flood with waste-water or some other Dayton flood damage event, you need expert help.

We have the resources and appropriate skills to ensure the water extraction process is done correctly.  If you need professional sewer back-up service, call the best in town!

We’re here when you need us, ready to ensure your sewer cleanup process goes smoothly and that your home or office is dried out, disinfected, deodorized!  Each of our crews offers free estimates on your backed-up sewer cleanup service so there is no obligation.