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I Cleaned A Sewage Filled Crawl Space In Orland Park, Illinois

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I was cleaning a crawl space out in Orland Park, Illinois the other day that had flooded due to a broken sewage pipe. The crawl space was L shaped about four foot tall and 6 feet wide with a length of 25 feet. The sewage had settled at three and half feet, because the renters did not know that the pipe was broken. I don’t know, if it was the worse sewage back up spill that I have ever cleaned in a crawl space, but it was definitely the worse one in Orland Park, Illinois.

The entire upper two floors of the house had to be completely gutted and treated for mold as well, because the tenants lived like hoarders. There was moldy pumpkins, urine soaked piles of newspapers, dirty dishes that were under piles of clothes and the list of horrors goes on and on. I was astounded to see the leaky toilet that was still being used and ignored. It was one of the worse spills in a bathroom that I have ever seen. It was definitely the worse sewage spill in a bathroom in Orland Park, Illinois that I have seen.

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Going to clean sewage in a Chicago crawl space

The sewage pipe in the crawl space was four inches around and was missing nearly a full foot of the pipe that ran through it. The sewage filled the crawl space, until it went down the other end of the broken pipe. Unfortunately, the septic system was full as well though. The septic tank company did a good job and earned their money that day cleaning it out in Orland Park, Illinois.

There plumbing failed and a pipe broke spilling raw sewage and many other nasty things. There was feminine products, baby wipes, duct tape, and many other things that should not be going down your sewer drain floating in the water. The odor was overwhelming in that local Orland Park neighborhood that day.

As a team leader of 2nd Chance Water Restoration, I knew that it was my job to do better than anyone else possibly could in regards to cleaning that sewage in the crawl space and remediating the mold issues upstairs. We immediately began to set up containment and negative air pressure upstairs, after donning our personal safety equipment. We simultaneously began to clean up the sewage in the crawl space by washing it down the drain into the now functioning septic system.

I was cleaning a crawl space out in Orland Park, Illinois the other day that had flooded due to a broken sewage pipe. The crawl space was L shaped about four foot tall and 6 feet wide with a length of 25 feet. The sewage had settled at three and half feet, because the renters did not know that the pipe was broken. I don’t know, if it was the worse sewage back up spill that I have ever cleaned in a crawl space, but it was definitely the worse one in Orland Park, Illinois.

The entire upper two floors of the house had to be completely gutted and treated for mold as well, because the tenants lived like hoarders. There was moldy pumpkins, urine soaked piles of newspapers, dirty dishes that were under piles of clothes and the list of horrors goes on and on. I was astounded to see the leaky toilet that was still being used and ignored. It was one of the worse spills in a bathroom that I have ever seen. It was definitely the worse sewage spill in a bathroom in Orland Park, Illinois that I have seen.

The sewage pipe in the crawl space was four inches around and was missing nearly a full foot of the pipe that ran through it. The sewage filled the crawl space, until it went down the other end of the broken pipe. Unfortunately, the septic system was full as well though. The septic tank company did a good job and earned their money that day cleaning it out in Orland Park, Illinois. There was feminine products, baby wipes, duct tape, and many other things that should not be going down your sewer drain floating in the water. The odor was overwhelming in that local Orland Park neighborhood that day.

As a team leader of 2nd Chance Water Restoration, I knew that it was my job to do better than anyone else possibly could in regards to cleaning that sewage in the crawl space and remediating the mold issues upstairs. We immediately began to set up containment and negative air pressure upstairs, after donning our personal safety equipment. We simultaneously began to clean up the sewage in the crawl space by washing it down the drain into the now functioning septic system.

I  was dispatched to Chicago to clean up another sewage spill in a crawl space. This crawl space was down the street from 79th street and Cottage Grove. This crawl space has a completely different odor and mess, but it was equally foul on many different levels. The poop and other nasty things had been down there rotting away the wood and creating mold n the under part of the sub floor.

The sewage was pumped into the clean out in their catch basin bypassing the broken part of their sewer pipe. Pumping the sewage back into the sewer drain was very efficient and easy, once the system was hooked up.

It is important to properly clean and dry out all water damage areas to prevent future mold growth as confirmed by this Washington Post article on mold growth.