need sewage cleanup advice

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  1. Nov 19, 2007 #1

    whittier craftsman

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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.
     
  2. Nov 19, 2007 #2

    glennjanie

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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
     
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    Good idea. This was standard treatment for outhouses for years.
     
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    Yep, been there, done that.
     
  5. Nov 19, 2007 #5

    whittier craftsman

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    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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