Sewage Cleanup and Restoration

When Sewage Backup Happens in Kansas City

SERVPRO of Olathe / Lenexa can help with sewer cleanups and other types of dirty water you might have in your home or business. It is critical that this type of water is appropriately cleaned and does not sit for an extended time.

Causes Often Mean Installing New Pipes and Connections

• Externally the cause of a sewage backup can be an obstruction such as tree roots or pipe damage in the line that connects your home to sanitary sewers.
• Inside a home, the cause may be a problem with just one toilet, sink, or tub. Appropriately unclogging the drain and cleaning it out usually resolves the issue.
• In older homes, a sewer backup may happen from weak, cracked, or collapsed lines.

The severity of a sewage backup may range from taking several hours to determine the cause of the backup, stopping it and cleaning to the inconvenience of not being able to stay in your home for several days. Exposure to sewage can pose a health concern. If not addressed, the overflow can cause nearly irreversible damage to floors, walls, and contents. However, avoid the trouble as well as limit the loss by taking proper steps and calling in a professional.

SERVPRO technicians have the equipment, training, and certifications to clean and sanitize this type of water disruption properly. We respond to sewer backups 24/7/365 including holidays. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at any time.

Sewage Backup or Toilet Overflow? Call Us Today – (913) 782-4693

There are three major types of contaminated water. SERVPRO of Olathe / Lenexa and SERVPRO of Blue Valley will inspect that contaminated water to determine the type of water and then plan the appropriate response to safely restore your home or business.

The three types of contaminated water:

Category 1: "Clean Water"

This is water from a clean source, such as a broken clean water supply line or faucet. If left untreated, category 1 water can quickly degrade into category 2 or 3 water depending upon such factors as time, temperature, and contact with contaminants.

  • Water from a clean source like a broken water line
  • If left untreated, can degrade into category 2 or 3

Category 2: "Gray Water"

This water has a significant level of contamination that could cause discomfort or illness if ingested. Sources for category 2 water may include washing machine overflow; toilet overflow with some urine, but no feces; or dishwasher overflow.

  • May contain bacteria and viruses
  • Can quickly degrade into category 3 if left untreated

Category 3: "Black Water"

This water is grossly unsanitary and could cause severe illness or death if ingested, and any contact should be avoided. Sources for category 3 water could include flooding from rivers or streams, water from beyond the toilet trap, water from the toilet bowl with feces, or standing water that has begun to support microbial growth.

  • May contain untreated sewage, harsh chemicals, and microbes
  • Water from flooding rivers or sewer backup

24 Emergency Service

Sewage backup should be considered an emergency and dealt with as quickly as possible. We are the water damage restoration specialists with specific training and expertise to safely restore your home or business.