Sewage Under House: How To Remove Smell
Hi, the main sewage drain under my house developed a leak and although now fixed I am left with the smell of sewage that I would like to neutralize safely. I spread an household antibacterial solution (Lysol) to take care of the bacteria and it is reasonably dry, although a little damp down there. My plumber recommended I spread Lime under the house. Are there any powder products I can spread down under the house crawl space to neutralize the odor without harming the occupants? Calcium Oxide but I read a bulletin from NJ saying this is harmful for the lungs.
Many thanks for a speedy response.
Hydrated lime is a powder that can be obtained at the nearby gardening outlet, Wal-Mart perhaps. Just sprinkle 2 or 3 bags on the space. It will cover the odor and speed the decomposition.
What Type of Lime to use?
Lowe's has a 50 lb bag, Type "S" Hydrated Lime made by Chemstar used for mixing in Concrete I believe. The link is:
And then there's the "Garden Lime" variety 5lb bag which is less toxic I believe.
Here's that link:
Which one to use for my purpose? I believe the Chemstar one will need a mask and careful precaution. I do have 2 ground heaters sitting in the crawl space and that stuff may come into the house so maybe the garden variety will be safer for the occupants. What do you think?
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