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Sewage cleanup is no easy feat, and it is not uncommon to encounter a sewage backup that leads to unwanted odors and damage in your home. Is there a sewage smell lingering in your home? It is possible that a mess you thought was cleaned up has only progressed. The team at Fast Affordable Restoration is here to shed some light on what to do when you have a sewage backup and when it’s time to call for help.

Necessary Precautions

After a sewage clog, it is important to take certain steps in order to protect you and your family from any hazardous substances. Contacting your utility company to shut off water and gas temporarily is an important step, as well as evacuating until the area is safe. Opening your windows and notifying your insurance company are also key aspects of getting your home ready for any restoration, whether you intend to do it yourself or hire a professional. Some sewage backups are minor and may be a quick and easy fix, while others require a team.

When Cleaning Yourself

If you do have a small problem that only affects one room or is little more than a spill, it is still important to handle the cleaning in a safe and effective way. We recommend:

  • Wearing gloves and a face mask (and any other protective gear you have, such as rubber boots)
  • Close doors to other, unaffected areas to prevent airborne particles and any water your track around from contaminating other areas of your home
  • Discard items that have been soaked through or overly contaminated
  • Wash and disinfect walls, floors, or anything other areas that have been contaminated by the sewage clog

When to Call the Pros

Minor issues are one thing, but it’s important to know when you need to contact a professional for sewage restoration:

  • If more than one room in your home is affected
  • If the backup has been sitting for longer than one full day
  • If your problem stems from a septic tank backup
  • If you don’t have any protective equipment
  • If you have significant property damage to floors of any kind, walls, baseboards, and even drywall
  • If you notice any mold as a result of the moisture from the sewage clog

If you are ever unsure of what to do or who to call, reach out to Fast Affordable Restoration. We offer sewage restoration services, as well as a number of other restoration services to help you get your home back up and running as fast as possible.


If you aren’t a professional, it can be dangerous to try and restore your home after discovering sewage smells or clogs. Sewage damage also brings water and mold damage with it, weakening your home’s structural integrity and creating an unhealthy and unsafe environment for you and your family. For questions and concerns, get in touch with the experts at Fast Affordable Restoration to ensure that you stay safe, healthy, and happy in your home. 

Fast Affordable Restoration

Certified experts in repair, mitigation, remediation of water, mold, fire, and smoke damage.

CSLB# 960682

 10620 Treena St #230, San Diego, CA 92131
1134 D St Suite B, Ramona, CA 92065
845 15th St, Ste 325, San Diego, CA 92101
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