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Old 11-18-2007, 08:56 PM  
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I need some tips for final cleanup on a sewage spill I had under my house.to make a long story short,the main under my house had a major leak and spilled soaked the dirt under my house.I cleaned up all the solid waste and the water where it had pooled.it has been drying out for a month now.but the musky smell is still there.what can put on the dirt that will remedy the situation.it is a raised foundation house built in the 20's.



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Old 11-19-2007, 08:16 AM  
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Hello Whittier Craftsman:
You might use Hydrated lime on the spill; it knocks the smell and encourages the bacteria and decomposition. Also, lots of ventilation; if you don't have at least 1 square inch of ventilation per square foot of floor space, you could speed it up with an electric fan.
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Old 11-19-2007, 08:38 AM  
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You might use Hydrated lime on the spill; it knocks the smell and encourages the bacteria and decomposition. Also, lots of ventilation; if you don't have at least 1 square inch of ventilation per square foot of floor space, you could speed it up with an electric fan.
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Good idea. This was standard treatment for outhouses for years.
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Yep, been there, done that.

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Old 11-19-2007, 04:42 PM  
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Hello Whittier Craftsman:
You might use Hydrated lime on the spill; it knocks the smell and encourages the bacteria and decomposition. Also, lots of ventilation; if you don't have at least 1 square inch of ventilation per square foot of floor space, you could speed it up with an electric fan.
Glenn
Thanks for the tip.I will get some a.s.a.p.I have had a fan in front of the vent the whole time.Thanks again.


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