Have you ever came home and smelled a strong sewer odor? This could indicate that there is a broken sewer line or sewer back up in your home. One common area for sewer lines to break is in the crawlspace underneath of the house. Sewer pipes in older houses can eventually crack and leak. When sewer drains and pipes break they release black water that can cause bacteria to grow. You might think it’s okay to do this work yourself but it can be dangerous. The sewage waste releases fumes that can irritate the body’s respiratory system and cause nausea or headaches. If the sewage waste is not cleaned up soon enough the pathogens and parasites contaminating the crawlspace may get into other areas of the home. If you have any sewer damage in your home it’s crucial to call a professional restoration company like Disaster Master that uses specialized equipment and techniques to clean and sanitize the sewage flooded crawlspace.
Recently in Newport,Oregon Disaster Master was hired by a homeowner to clean up a sewage leak in his crawlspace. The crawlspace was covered in Category 3 black water so the whole team wore hazmat suits to protect themselves while doing the restoration work. They extracted 180 gallons of black water from the floors of the crawlspace. Next a temporary vapor barrier was installed so the plumber could fix the pipes. After the plumber did his work, Disaster Master was able to get back in to dig out sludge and dirt from the floors of the crawlspace. This took them about two days to complete because there was large amounts of sewer sludge and dirt to remove before new vapor barrier could be installed. Lyme was put down to sanitize the crawlspace. New vapor barrier was installed with red tape on the important seams. After each days worth of work the team at Disaster Master had to sanitize all remediation equipment as well. This gave the homeowner peace of mind that his crawlspace was completely cleaned and sanitized.
If you have any sewer floods in your home or crawlspace please call Disaster Master today at 541-992-2080. Disaster Master proudly services the following cities: Lincoln City, Neotsu, Neskowin, Pacific City, Otis, Gleneden Beach, Depoe Bay, Newport, Toledo, Waldport, Yachats.