Manhattan Sewage Cleanup Services

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So, you walk into your building only to find a sewage backup issue. The initial moment of shock will give way to the awful smell that comes with it, and your first thought will be to tackle the problem yourself.

Doing this is the quickest way to expose yourself to the potential health hazards that sewage backups create, and the best way to treat it is to call in a specialist team.

We offer 24/7 emergency sewage backup remediation and restoration services in Manhattan, New York. Our technicians have years of experience dealing with these types of disasters and know exactly what to do to get your home or business back to normal as quickly as possible.

What causes problems with septic and sewer systems?

Unfortunately, sewage backups are reasonably common, and several factors can contribute to a backup. The good news is that many of these backups occur due to human error, but natural occurrences are harder to prevent.

When we visit a property, we identify the cause of the problem as part of the treatment.

All these can cause problems for your property, and failing to address them immediately could lead to further damage.

Here are the most common scenarios:

  • Residents have flushed things like sanitary products and wet wipes down the toilet

  • Pouring oil down the sink drain leads to a grease buildup

  • Using harsh drain cleaning products

  • Cracks in an old sewer pipe

  • Faulty kitchen and bathroom appliances

  • Pipe blockages that impact septic system waste discharging

  • Storm damage

  • Tree roots penetrating the sewer pipe

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Why you should always treat sewer backups immediately

When sewage infiltrates your building, the speed you deal with will define the recovery process’s success. It’s no secret that sewage water contains numerous contaminants, including bacteria, E.Coli, and waste, which can cause serious health threats.

Stomach problems

The bacteria in sewage can lead to stomach cramps, diarrhea and sickness if someone comes into contact with the wastewater. In severe cases, this can turn into gastroenteritis and extreme dehydration, and a person might require hospitalization.

Cold-like symptoms/infections

Sewer water can cause cold-like symptoms, including a sore throat and runny nose. However, touching your eye after coming into contact with the waste can lead to conjunctivitis.

Mold exposure

Where there’s moisture, there’s mold – and sewage backups are the perfect environment for spores to multiply. Mold can cause all sorts of issues, including expansion to your walls and flooring, which compromises the structural integrity of your property.

However, health issues, including respiratory problems, allergies, and skin rashes, can affect humans and animals.


Warning Signs of Sewage System Problems

  • Frequent backups or blockages in your drains: If you find yourself reaching for the plunger regularly, it’s time to have your sewer system inspected.
  • Water pooling around your home/not draining correctly, particularly in the basement or crawlspace: Leaks and cracks in the sewer line usually cause these.
  • Pests: Rodents and other creatures in your building might have a problem with your sewer line because they can make their way into broken pipes.
  • Odor: Sewage issues cause a foul odor, but this is usually a later sign.

Our sewer backup restoration process

When you’re dealing with a sewage backup, we’re always on hand to help. Our emergency team works quickly and proactively to minimize damage and restore your property to its pre-loss state.

Emergency services

As soon as we attend to your property, we’ll work to identify the root cause and make sure we stop any further damage. It could be a problem with your plumbing systems or tree root intrusions that lead your pipe to burst, but only when we know where the problem started can we treat the property.

Our team will use specialist equipment to extract standing water and check for mold spores. If there is mold, it will result in more property contamination, so we must perform a thorough analysis.

We’ll also document and assess the damage for your insurance provider.

Insurance claim

It’s no secret that sewage backup cleanup costs a lot, and most people will need to file with their insurance company. We’ll support you through the whole process and meet the adjuster on-site to make sure you get the proper compensation.

We work directly with your insurance company to reduce stress and hassle for you. For more details please see our insurance information page.

Dry the property

Water damage can cause numerous health hazards, but we always dry the property thoroughly to reduce those risks. Generally, this takes around 48 hours, but larger homes or other structures might need a longer drying process which can take up to a week.

We also use specialist sanitizing equipment and will ensure that we remove all of the surface water bad odors that might linger.


If your backup is relatively small, we’ll probably be able to salvage your personal belongings, but in some cases, it won’t be possible. For example, small drain backups are easier to treat than a complete septic system backup, so we’ll always tell you if we think it’s best to dispose of some items.

Once we finish the job, you can look forward to rebuilding your property and returning to everyday life.

Why Choose iFlooded for Manhattan Sewage Cleanup?

While you might want to fix the problem yourself, Sewage backups are one of the most unpleasant and challenging problems a homeowner can face. Fortunately, Our experienced professionals treat sewage backups quickly and efficiently.

In addition, we also use top-grade equipment for the sewage cleanup process, ensuring you get the best possible results. So many people in the Manhattan, New York area choose iFlooded Restoration – here’s why. 

Fully certified remediation specialists

While you might want to treat the backup yourself, it’s best to call in a specialist team because we can make the property safe once again. A sewage backup is one of the most unpleasant and potentially dangerous problems a homeowner can face, and you should do everything to avoid it.

Our team of certified specialists goes through lots of training and has a wealth of experience identifying and remediating water and property damage. We work hard to find a permanent solution for your building and take steps to prevent the problem from happening again.

We use the latest remediation and sewage cleanup equipment

A sewage backup is a significant health hazard that requires immediate attention. At iFlooded Restoration, we use the latest remediation and sewage cleanup equipment to quickly and safely remove all contaminated materials.

We also disinfect and decontaminate all surfaces to prevent the spread of disease. In addition, we offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee on all of our services.

Take advantage of our 24/7 emergency service

You should always act immediately, even at the first sign of water leakage. It’s not always a case of smelly black liquid seeping into each room, and the earlier we attend the property, the more likely we are to achieve a permanent fix.

Our team of experts is always on hand to offer professional help when you need it and will attend the property immediately, wherever possible. We can’t guarantee that your building will be left unchanged, but we promise to do the best job possible.

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Michael BradyMichael Brady
02:03 15 Mar 22
iFlooded was extremely responsive and helpful in a stressful time. Alex was amazing to work with and I cannot thank him enough for all he did for us.
Omar DonesOmar Dones
00:32 08 Feb 22
Owning a home is stressful enough, but when you come home to a flooded house after a vacation...omg! I just about lost it! But then I remembered a company that a friend had recommended a few months back. Thank goodness for IFR! The team was quick to respond and professional. Alex and his group took care of everything for me from beginning to end. Got you guys on speed dial! 🙂
J. Hyun JoeJ. Hyun Joe
03:41 01 Jan 22
Brad and his team in iFlooded Restoration are very professional and remarkable in mold and fire restoration projects. As a licensed mold assessor in NY, I have worked with them in multiple projects for three years with their restoration works done. They have been caring their clients property professionally and jobs have been done punctually. One of the best things for me was an excellent communication between their team and me! I would highly recommend to try Brad and iFlooded for your stressful situation of mold and fire incidents. Big thumbs up!
ashley armatoashley armato
01:31 18 Dec 21
We live in south babylon near the water. Our basement flooded out so we called these guys because of all the good reviews they had. They came the same night and pumped out the 2 feet of water. They dried my basement out .There crew did a great job sorting out my wet belongings so I could get reimbursed for the damaged goods i had in basement. They were very professional . I would highly recommend them , thank you brad for everything
Albion MujaAlbion Muja
12:54 14 Dec 21
Best team!! They came and explained everything to me, so i went with them for my flooded basement. very professional and they made everything so smooth. Thank you again. Would highly highly recommend.

Contact our Manhattan remediation team today

Our team treats sewage backups in Manhattan, Brooklyn, The Bronx, Queens, Long Island, and the surrounding areas of New York. Whether you’re dealing with flooding or a backup due to human error, we’re always available to offer support.

Sewage problems can lead to serious environmental issues and damage your health, so please don’t hesitate to contact our friendly team if you need help. The sooner we visit your building, the more chance we have of reducing further damage and salvaging your personal belongings.