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Sewage Cleanup Services

If you’ve been unfortunate enough to have suffered flooding in your home, you need a flood restoration company that is efficient and effective to prevent more loss than is absolutely necessary. When our flood restoration team is called to a home, the first step of the process is to determine what kind of water has contaminated your property so we can move forward.

There are three categories of sewage cleanup. Category one refers to flooding with clean, fresh water. Category two flooding refers to gray water flooding. Gray water could contain biological or chemical contaminants, and pose a health risk to occupants. Gray water includes water from toilets (without waste), water heaters, and washing machine units. Category three flooding is the most critical type, and consists of black water contamination. Black water refers to sewage or water that has been standing for long enough to take on contaminants and bacteria. This type of water contains bacteria and/or chemicals that pose an immediate health hazard to occupants.

If you need a sewage cleanup San Diego service, Bill Howe can help. Below is a  quick guide on our sewage cleanup services, as well as a brief overview of the overall process. If you still have further questions about your specific sewage cleanup case, please contact our experienced technicians today.  

The Restoration Process

The first step of sewage clean-up is to remove the black water to avoid further contamination. Using top-of-the-line equipment, we are able to extract and/or pump out the sewage from your home. Next in the sewage cleaning process, we can begin structural drying using methods such as soda blasting and absorbal application. After completing these steps and removing all contaminated materials, drying equipment is left onsite. Moisture logs are kept throughout the drying process, which helps us ensure that the structure is completely dried out before proceeding. Additionally, we will apply chemicals for biological control to impede the growth of mold, fungi, and bacteria in the affected space. If necessary, we can implement odor control efforts to ensure that the home smells normal upon reentry. Finally, soil replacement in basements and crawl spaces can be executed to ensure complete eradication of any contaminants.

Cleaning up Sewage

Sewage is considered black water, and has the potential for being extremely harmful for anyone residing in a sewage-flooded home. If sewage has contaminated your home, call Bill Howe for an immediate consultation and estimate. Once we have assessed the situation, our San Diego team of emergency flood restoration experts will get to work on mitigating the damage and protecting your health.

Working With You and Insurance

Flooding is something no homeowner wishes to deal with. Particularly when it comes to category three flooding with sewage involved, the process of cleanup and restoration can be lengthy and expensive. If you are fortunate enough to have insurance, Bill Howe can communicate directly with both you and your insurance company throughout the process. We keep your insurance company informed on the status of the flooding and restoration efforts, so that they are prepared for expenses associated with our work and so they can provide you with the best possible coverage. Similarly, we will always keep you informed on how things are looking throughout the process of water removal, drying, and damage cleanup.

To schedule an appointment or receive a free estimate, please contact us at 1-800-BILL-HOWE (1-800-245-5469)

What Joel C says about us

Very Satisfied. Michael is always on time, Michael has been doing all of the plumbing related to our remodel. He always does exactly what he commits to do within the estimated cost. He keeps me informed if any wrinkles pop up, and his plumbing skills are excellent as we have had no problems or issues arise after he has left. Very professional! Highly recommend.

August 2019


What Rick M says about us

We had other companies come out for estimates on what was considered a major job with jackhammers and replacing cast iron pipes under the house… having been stung before, we wanted another estimate just to make sure we were making an informed decision. The prior estimates went up to $21,000!
Bill Howe sent us an amazing veteran plumber, Dashawn and his co- worker Anthony. Dashawn did a thorough check of the problem, explained what he thought was needed … he did a final check and we were able to see for ourselves what was the problem. He recommended a complete cleaning to de-scale the pipes, and not the major work we dreaded. Thanks to his solid analysis and patience in making sure we saw what he saw, the issue was resolved completely, and saved us thousands of unnecessary work. None of the other estimates included the cleaning; only the major repairs. Thanks to Dashawn’s knowledge, professionalism and honesty, we’re Bill Howe customers.

August 2019


What Carolyn Housman says about us

This was our second excellent experience with Bill Howe. We had a blocked kitchen sink drain 8/5. I was able to get a same day appointment which is AMAZING. Person on phone was very courteous and set me up right away. Tony arrived at the house (called me 30 minutes out so I was able to be ready). He diagnosed the issue (blocked drain, not the garbage compactor) and was able to snake it and ran the water for 10 minutes to be sure the drains were clear. He cleaned up everything and you would not have known he was even there. Thank-you Tony and Bill Howe, you always know how.

August 2019


What Ed Gohlich says about us

Cory was our technician on this job. We had a time sensitive repair issue and Bill Howe understood and assisted with getting the job done quickly.
Cory was on time to start the job and finished it quickly. Upon his leaving our home he’s was courteous, very knowledgeable, explaining what the problem was and how he fixed it. Very good communication and this is the way it’s has always been when we use Bill Howe plumbing.
Great company to work with.
Thanks Cory.

August 2019

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What Eric says about us

I had a shower that would not drain. The employee arrived on time and fixed the problem quickly and effectively at a very fair price. I was very happy with everything. Thank you and I highly recommend your plumbing service.

January 2019


What Bridgett says about us

I am extremely happy with the service we received from Bill Howe Plumbing. We were given an incorrect diagnosis of our main sewer line from another vendor, but Bill Howe’s servicemen came out for a second opinion, correctly diagnosed our problem and resolved our back up issues. We will continue to use Bill Howe for all our future plumbing needs!

Thank you Bill Howe Plumbing.

July 2019