Cleaning up after a sewer backup

After sewer flow is restored, you will need to clean up areas exposed to sewage. Many people choose to hire a professional cleaning service for this task. Below is a list of cleaning and restoration companies in Cheyenne.

Cleaning and Restoration List

Health & Safety Precautions
If choosing to clean up the sewage yourself, take precautions to protect your health and safety. Here are some tips.
  • Use rubber gloves and boots.
  • Wash contaminated areas with soap and water, then disinfect. A mixture of a quarter cup of bleach added to a gallon of water will disinfect, but you can also use other prepared solutions.
  • Avoid using electrical appliances, devices or outlets in wet areas.
  • Clean up after a sewer backup as soon as possible. Quickly cleaning up after a sewer backup prevents possible health hazards and additional property loss due to microorganisms and mold.

The City of Cheyenne Board of Public Utilities does not provide or arrange for any clean up inside a building following a sewer back up. The occupant or property owner has the responsibility for the clean up.