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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 David says about us

Service for new garbage disposal. My ancient garbage disposal quit working, went online to get Bill Howe’s number, immediately received and accepted chat to describe my needs. Prompt call back to schedule an appointment, service tech Allen was out same morning, which was important to fit my work schedule. Job estimate was clear, work done fully to my expectations, area left clean, and price was very fair.
I was not surprised — I have used Bill Howe plumbers for several other tasks in the past. I have always found their staff to be helpful, attentive, and the plumbers very courteous and capable.

January 2020


What Michelle says about us

I have been using Bill Howe since the late 1980’s, their service has always been excellent, plumbing, heating and restoration. I am most impressed by the integrity of their employees, not only do they know their work/skill, they do not waste time, they are so efficient, they are so helpful and they are a true “service”!

February 2020


What Mira says about us

Bill Howe never fails us! We had a drain overflow, and Scott came (on a Saturday) to look at it and offer solution. He was punctual, professional, and extremely helpful. I should also praise the main office for always being helpful and always finding solutions. Very grateful to have you in San Diego!

February 2020

Restoration & Flood

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

Heating & Cooling

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