Commercial and Residential Sewer Backup Removal and Extraction in Georgia and Tennessee

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One of the worst things you can experience as a homeowner or a business owner is a sewer backup in Georgia and Tennessee. A sewer backup occurs when a blockage prevents wastewater from flowing through the sewer line that connects your residential or commercial building to the municipal sanitary sewers. The obstruction will cause your sewer lines and drain pipes to fill up until it eventually overflows.

Like water damage, sewage backups can cause cosmetic and structural damage to your home or business. Sewage is likely to contain mold, parasites, viruses, and bacteria that pose a significant health risk to humans and pets as well. The most common causes of sewer backup are clogged sewer pipes, tree roots growing in sewer pipes, cracked or collapsed sewer pipes, sump pumps routed into sewers and problems with municipal sewers.

Let ServiceMaster of Cobb clean up after a residential or commercial sewer backup in Georgia and Tennessee, preventing lasting damage and keeping you safe. After an initial assessment and a free estimate, our experienced sewer cleanup removal and extraction experts use professional-grade equipment to extract sewage and water, then dry out the entire area. We will remove the affected materials, sanitize and disinfect, prevent mold, deodorize, and restore your home or office to its original condition.

Sewage and Water Extraction

After our initial assessment, we immediately remove sewage and water from the affected areas. For larger sewage backups, we will pump out the affected area. For smaller jobs, we may use vacuums to suck up sewage and water. Depending on the specific damage, sewage and water extraction may take place after removal and disposal.

Removal and Disposal

We then inspect the damage and conduct residential sewer backup removal or commercial sewer backup removal to remove materials that cannot be restored. This may include structural materials like plaster, drywall, ceilings, carpeting, and carpet padding as well as personal items contaminated by sewage. Unfortunately, furniture and some personal items may need to be discarded as well.

Dry Out

After disposing of materials that cannot be restored, we use professional-grade air movers and dehumidifiers to dry out areas and materials that can be salvaged. We closely monitor our equipment to ensure the fastest drying time possible and to prevent further damage. Dry out may take several days depending on the extent of the damage.

Sanitize, Disinfect, and Deodorize

Once the area is dry, we thoroughly deodorize, sanitize, and disinfect the area to eliminate smells and prevent the growth of bacteria, viruses, parasites, and mold. In addition to structural materials like flooring, walls, and ceiling, we can also sanitize and deodorize materials that are salvageable.


The final step to residential sewer backup extraction and commercial sewer backup extraction is rebuilding and restoring the area to its original condition. This may include hanging new drywall, laying new carpeting, and installing new cabinets. It may be necessary to replace damaged appliances or fix structural issues with your property as well.

Whether caused by heavy rains or a sewer line clog, our sewer cleanup professionals at ServiceMaster of Cobb are here to help after a residential sewer backup or a commercial sewer backup. No matter the cause of your sewage or water-related emergency, our team will clean it up. We provide both residential and commercial sewer cleanup and restoration and are ready to help no matter how large or small the job. ServiceMaster of Cobb is a full-service sewer cleanup and restoration service company in Georgia and Tennessee with years of experience.

We always offer 24-hour emergency service and 30-minute response time. Let our compassionate and dependable restoration specialists give you peace of mind in an emergency. Call 678-264-3310 for Georgia, 423-220-4482 for Tennessee and 678-909-1078 for Commercial for a free, no-obligation estimate.