Yard sewage is a common problem you may experience in your home when a pipe break or due to poor drainage because of landscape issues. The raw sewage usually spills out, resulting in waste collecting in your yard. You may experience signs such as stagnant water, which has a foul smell. Although it may seem easy to eliminate, it is not.  

The yard sewage does not go away independently, and you must do extra work. Suppose you decide to ignore the yard sewage. In that case, you may suffer the consequences, including getting inconvenienced by the odor produced and having to spend more money than the initial costs of cleaning it up.  

Also, you are prone to health risks such as Cholera and hepatitis. To avoid all these issues from emerging, you may have to find a suitable way to protect yourself and your family from the affected areas while examining waste and removal. It will help if you contact a professional to guide you on how to do it. However, you can also research ways to clean raw sewage from your yard to help out in the whole process, which includes; 

1. Using Garden Lime 

If you have a spill that is less than 10 gallons of raw sewage, that is a minor spill. You can easily treat minor spills since it does not require complex procedures. All you have to do is buy garden lime from an agricultural store near you.  

Lime treats the sewage by breaking it down quickly so that it does not remain stagnant in one place. Also, it helps reduce the odor that makes it unbearable for people to live around the area. For effective results in sewage restoration, you must pour the lime regularly.  

Notably, you must be cautious while treating the sewage to avoid contracting a disease or suffering from an injury. You can cover your clothes using a plastic trash bag to prevent any dirt from reaching its surface. The trash bag needs to contain holes in the hands to allow you to hold items. 

It will help if you also wear rubber gloves and gumboots while cleaning the area; this will ensure your hands and feet are safe from any animals that may have begun breeding inside your yard sewage. It would also help if you covered your face using a mask and goggles.  

After finishing the process, you must soak your clothes in hot water and use an antiseptic. Also, you can decide to throw them away, which is quite safe. It will be best to avoid eating or drinking in the area since it might not be safe for you.  

2. Raking the sewage 

Sometimes lime may not go through the thicker parts of the sewage, and you need to do it physically. You can take a rake and gently pass it through the sewage. You may have to repeat the process frequently until you spot some progress.  

If you see the sewage flowing, that means that you have managed to remove the thicker part. Some sewages may require days of constant raking before making any progress. Hence, it would help if you found a stronger rake to make work easier.  

  3. Using a shovel 

A shovel plays an essential role while cleaning up the sewage. After you rake through the thick sewage areas, you will need to use a shovel to put lime back into the sewage.  

Unlike before, you will need more garden lime to avoid the thick sewage from coming back. The lime will dissolve any substances in the sewage, causing the sewage to get stuck. Also, it ensures you do not have to worry about any animals in your sewage destroying their habitats and killing them.  

You may have to use the shovel to physically remove dead animals and prevent any smell from emerging. Notably, it would help if you had a huge shovel so you do not have to strain to reach the deepest ends of your sewage.  

If you have difficulty lifting the materials, you can ask for assistance from your friends and family. However, you should ensure they wear protective gear so they may not fall sick or damage their clothes. Notably, the process will be fast if you have help, and you will clear up the sewage within a few minutes.  

4. Through a hose 

A hose is also needed to clean up your sewage. You can use it to transfer the lime used to treat the sewage from one area to another. It will help if you allow the area to dry completely when you finish moving.  

The hose has to be extremely long so that it can reach both areas. If you see any emerging liquids, you can use the hose again. It will help if you do the whole process during a sunny season because the rain might interfere with the whole process.  


You do not have to let the state of your yard sewage worsen, and you can use the tips listed above to treat it during the early stages. Also, you can research more methods that will help clean up the sewage smoothly and are within your budget.  

Additionally, if there are large amounts of raw sewage, it may be challenging to use the above processes since you require more labor and an expert to guide you in eliminating the problem. You can contact sewage experts near you so that they can provide professional trucks and equipment to ensure that the sewage gets cleaned up to protect the health of your friends and family.