I hadn’t been in my basement for awhile, but then I got a whiff of that horrible smell. I wondered what it was and followed my nose to the basement door. When I opened it and went down to the basement, I almost cried. There was a thick layer of black crud on the floor of my newly finished basement, it was sewer damage. Now what?
This is a situation that more people think then you really think. Many times the sewer line will back up and leak into the basement or other part of your home. You may also have a sewer pipe break on you and not know what you are to do about the sewage damage.
There are the brave souls that will try to clean it up on their own, but the problem with that is that you will not be able to get the sewage damage completely cleaned up. You will probably have to tear out floors, and walls and you may have to completely redo the damaged area. This is a big undertaking and you probably are not going to want to clean it up on your own. It’s a big mess and most people will leave it to the pros.
So then you have to look for the pros to do the work of cleaning the sewage damage for you. The best place to look for help is in your phone book. There are companies that specialize in this kind of service and they will most likely clean it up for you with their equipment. You may have to have the company by the home to give you an idea of what they are going to have to do to get the sewage damage cleaned up for you. This is a common practice and you should let them do it, so that you are not surprised when you get the bill in the end.
Many people have to deal with sewage damage and it really is not all that fun to have to mess with. If you take the time to get the right company and the right work done, then your nightmare will be close to over and you won’t have to worry about this kind of thing in the near future. Many times people will try to fix their sewage damage on their own and halfway though it, decide that it’s not worth it. You will have to make this choice on your own and you will have to decide what you are going to do, hire a pro to do the work for you or to try and take care of it on your own. Take some time when finding the pro if you decide to go this way, so that you are getting the right person.