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Keep Your Home Safe from Sewage Damage

Water damage caused by a leaky pipe, a heavy spring rain shower, or faulty appliance is rarely welcome by homeowners. However, if given the choice between water damage caused by one of those culprits versus water damage caused by a sewer-related issue, sewage damage loses every time.

Good Water Gone Bad

Aside from the root cause, the biggest difference between these two types of damage is the water itself. When it comes to contamination, water is divided into three categories:
  • Category 1: Clean Water

    Clean water comes from clean water supply sources, such as a faucet or direct water line. This water is considered safe, but if the leak is left untreated, over time it can transition to a Category 2 or 3.
  • Category 2: Gray Water

    Gray water contains possible contamination of bacteria and viruses, coming from an overflow of a dishwasher, washing machine, or toilet. In this category, there may be traces of urine, but no feces.
  • Flooding from rivers and streams due to heavy rains can cause sewage damage to your home | Sewage damage cleanup services by Lamunyon Cleaning and Restoration Services of Manhattan, Clay Center, Salina, Junction City, McPherson, Great Bend, Topeka, KS, KansasCategory 3: Black Water

    Black water is considered very dangerous causing illness or even death if ingested. The water can be contaminated with untreated sewage, including feces, chemicals, and harmful bacteria and viruses. Sources include toilet trap water, standing water, and flooding from rivers, ponds, and streams.
All water caused by sewage damage--sewer back-up, broken waste pipe, toilet overflow, septic backflow, flooded lakes and rivers-- is considered to contain black water by the industry. This is the worst type of water damage and can be dangerous given the potential health risk should a person come in direct contact with it. Festering in the water are pathogens and parasites that can lead to serious infections and diseases. Additionally, fertilizer run-off, industrial chemicals, and other hazardous materials pose a threat to the toxicity of the contaminated water.  

Sewage Safety

If you suspect sewage damage in your home or workplace, stay away and call in a sewage cleanup professional immediately. The longer the problem is unaddressed, the further the problem can spread and cause cross-contamination throughout your property. Addressing sewage damage quickly is key, but avoiding it all together is even better. Follow these tips to help keep your home safe from sewage damage:
  • Hire a professional plumber to inspect your property for any weak points in your sewer systems.
  • Have a professional plumber install interior or exterior backflow prevention valve to avoid sewage backup.
  • If heavy rains fall, sewage can back up through plumbing fixtures and floor drains. Employ rubber or wooden plugs into floor drains, and other plumbing fixtures on lower levels of your home.
  • If you have a septic tank, avoid a blockage in the drain or sewer. For example, only flush toilet paper and bodily excrement in the toilet--other paper products can cause a clog. Also, avoid dumping grease and solid food down your kitchen sink drain.
  • Tree roots can cause sewage backups and damage to your home | Sewage cleanup services by Lamunyon Cleaning and Restoration Services of Manhattan, Clay Center, Salina, Junction City, McPherson, Great Bend, Topeka, KS, KansasHave your outdoor property inspected for potentially harmful tree roots that can infiltrate pipes in search of a water source.
  • Replace clay and metal pipes with PVC or other plastic substitutions.
Work with a professional to make sure your plumbing system is in working order, addressing any repairs needed to avoid future damage. Should a sewage backup happen, call a trusted, reliable sewage cleanup service pro, such as Lamunyon, to help you deal with this potentially dangerous situation.

Lamunyon Sewage Damage Cleanup Process

When you call Lamunyon Dry Out & Foundation Repair of Manhattan, Clay Center, Salina, Junction City, McPherson, Great Bend, Topeka, and surrounding Kansas areas, to handle your sewage damage cleanup, we will handle cleaning and disinfecting, as well as the removal and disposal of contaminated carpet, drywall and other items. For expert cleaning of sewer backup problems, give Lamunyon Dry Out & Foundation Repair a call for prompt service.
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Average rating for Lamunyon Dry Our & Foundation Repair is 4.96 stars of 5 stars - based on 41 reviews
Foundation Repair-bowing Walls/waterproofing/window Wells in Topeka, KS
I waited to submit my review until the work completed was put to the test. Overall-this has been an exceptional experience. The work crew at Lamunyon headed by Caleb were very professional, efficient, courteous and hard working. There was no water in my basement during the heavy rains and ...
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Foundation Stabilization in Russell, KS
Very pleased with their communication and establishing estimates as well as the thorough inspection. The crew that preformed foundation repairs were knowledgeable and respectful. They stayed late to complete repairs in one day instead of the scheduled two days. They left my home and property in ...
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Water Damage Restoration in Clay Center, KS
Lamunyon is an excellent provider of cleaning and restoration. When a pipe broke and flooded our basement, I phoned them and a tech came over in minutes to assess our damage and began the clean up of water. The next day, two techs came early morning and assessed what still needed to be dried; tore ...
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Average rating for Lamunyon Dry Our & Foundation Repair is 4.96 stars of 5 stars - based on 41 reviews
Repair Of Foundation Crack in Wichita, KS
The guys were great. On time each day. Extremely courteous, and helpful. They explained everything and did exactly what they said they were going to do. They did our repair on the inside of the house and were very respectful of our home. They put plastic down to protect the carpet and ran fans ...
Dana Elder - Wichita, KS 67206
Water Damage Restoration in McPherson, KS
Nate and Nico were prompt, professional, and courteous. We are grateful they were available to begin the tough process of restoring our water-logged basement!
Bree D - McPherson, KS 67460

What Our Customer Say

Average rating for Lamunyon Dry Our & Foundation Repair is 4.96 stars of 5 stars - based on 41 reviews
Water Damage Repair in Clay Center, KS
Lance and Jed are awesome! Professional, hardworking and understanding. Took time to explain the process and helped me get through it, too. They worked so hard and never complained! Thanks to all the guys who helped. I’m glad we chose Lamunyon.
Julie Smith - Clay Center, KS 67432