Re: Under house Sewage Clean-Up
Posted by e-plumber on December 08, 2003 at 20:20:32:
In response to Re: Under house Sewage Clean-Up
: Almost a year ago, I had a major sewage pipe leak that was ongoing for an unknown amount of time. (Major - I mean standing raw sewage under a large section of crawlspace. The plumber came in and repaired it and a clog (The clog was the first sign of trouble). He never said anything about clean-up. I donned my pasint respirator goggles , gloves and covveralls to tackle teh clean up with my shop vac and sucked out ~40 gallons of raw sewage..

: Before this - water in my crawlspace has been a recurring problem - once dure to a leaking supply pipe and usually due to a major rain.

: I have been researching mold problems (house is brick) and stumbled on sewage remediation topics here and there.

: What else should I have done for the sewage clean-up? I now have more standing water (different area) and need to get down there and tackle that again - just wondering about diseases and such..

Reply:
There are professionals, (not plumbers) for this type of clean up.
There is definetely different types of bacteria growing down there.
Your homeowners insurance may cover a company to handle the clean up.
Good Luck. e-plumber




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