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..

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

Replies to this post
There are none.