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What to Do In case of a Sewage Backup Emergency In Your Home

What to Do In case of a Sewage Backup Emergency In Your Home

Sewage backups are a severe problem that can occur in residential and commercial properties at any time. They are caused by clogged toilets, sink drains, and sewer lines. When sewage backs up into homes or businesses, it can cause extensive damage to the property and create a biohazardous situation that can pose a serious health risk to humans and animals.


If you have a sewage backup, you should first call a professional cleanup and restoration company like Bio-One of Poway. We are experts in dealing with sewage backups and will work quickly to get your life back to normal. We will assess the damage, clean up the affected areas, and restore the property to its pre-accident condition.

What are sewage backups, and what causes them?


Sewage backups are water damage that occurs when sewage or other contaminated water enters your home or business. Heavy rains, clogged sewer lines, or faulty sump pumps are the common problems with sanitary sewers.

Organic garbage in sink food waste. Photo credit: @dogorasun - Freepik.

What should you do if you have a sewage backup?


If you have a sewage backup, it is important to act quickly and safely. First, try to identify the source of the problem and stop it if possible. If the sewage is coming from a clogged toilet, for example, flush the bathroom toilet several times to see if that clears the blockage. If the backup is coming from the drain line, turn off the water to the affected area.


Once you have stopped the source of the sewer backup, it is important to start cleanup immediately. Sewer backups can cause extensive damage to your home or business, so it is important to call in professional help as soon as possible.

Technician plumber using a wrench pipe. Photo credit: @eakrin - Freepik.

What can you do to prevent problems in your main sewer line?


Routine maintenance is the key to keeping your sanitary sewer running correctly.


Have your septic tank pumped every three to five years. Pumping removes the sludge and scum from the bottom of the tank that, if left untreated, can clog your drain field.


Get rid of tree roots. Tree roots are the number one cause of sewer line cracks, and they can grow into and through cracks in your pipes, causing blockages.

If you have trees on your property, have the root zone treated with an herbicide every few years to keep roots from growing into your sewer lines.


Install a backwater valve. A backwater valve is a one-way valve that allows sewage to flow out of your home but not back in. A backwater valve can prevent backups in homes or businesses if you live in an area prone to flooding.


Sewage backups are messy and dangerous. Simple preventive measures can help keep your home's sanitary sewers running correctly and avoid a blockage. If you experience a sewage backup, call Bio-One for professional and reliable cleanup services.

Concrete storm sewer pipes are blocked by garbage. Photo credit: @user3222645 - Freepik.



Bio-One is always ready to react to unanticipated events like death, major accidents, and hazardous situations. In the following areas of San Diego County, we provide cleaning and restoration services:

Recovery Services


  • Crime and trauma scene cleanup

  • Blood and bodily fluids cleanup

  • Suicide cleanup

  • Homicide cleanup

  • Unattended death cleanup

  • Biohazard cleanup

  • Feces and bodily fluids cleanup

  • Mold remediation

  • Odor removal

  • Virus Disinfection

  • Fentanyl cleanup

  • Emergency vehicle decontamination

  • Sewage backup cleanup

  • Medical Waste disposal

Hoarding Cleanup Services


  • Hoarding cleanup services

  • Animal hoarding cleanup

  • Junk removal

  • Deep cleaning 

  • Gross filth cleanup

  • Hazardous waste removal

  • Homeless encampment cleanup

Your Local Last Responder for Life's Most Difficult Situations


Bio-One is the finest choice for assisting victims and their families if a suicide, homicide, unattended death, crime scene, or traumatic situation occurs. In addition to emergency services, Bio-One, a locally-owned company, also offers biohazard cleanup services for commercial and residential properties.


We understand that biohazardous material can be a great source of stress for property owners, so we work quickly and efficiently to minimize the disruption it causes.


We collaborate with local law enforcement, neighborhoods, emergency services personnel, victim support organizations, hoarding task forces, apartment complexes, insurance company carriers, and others to provide the best service possible.


Proudly Serving San Diego County & Surrounding Communities


We proudly serve the following San Diego County, CA cities and surrounding communities: Cardiff, Del Mar, Descanso, El Cajon, Encinitas, Escondido, Julian, La Jolla, Lakeside, Mount Laguna, Poway, Ramona, Rancho Santa Fe, San Diego, Santee, and Solana Beach.

Bio-One of Poway is a proud member of the Poway Chamber of Commerce. We are available 24/7 to provide a trustworthy, reliable service. 


Our sewage backup cleaning service is available for you or your loved one. We have the expertise and equipment to remove and safely dispose of any clutter, debris, and garbage from your home or office. Give us a call at 858-261-4527. Bio-One is here for you.

Published by:

Rafael Alemán.

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