How to treat a basement sewage backup?
November 17, 2009 3:39 PM Subscribe
What treatments, if any, are available to a homeowner whose basement has been flooded with sewage?
posted by Clambone to home & garden (10 answers total)
My parents' home in Ohio suffered from a backup in the sanitary sewage line. The basement was flooded with two inches of sewage. The damage was considerable, and apparently the smell is horrific. (I say "apparently" because one of us live in Ohio anymore. They've been renting the house out.)
My father is saying things like "the house is worthless," and that it will never again be approved in a building inspection. Can that be right? An expensive treatment would still be cheaper than writing off a whole dang house. Heck, even if the only effective treatment was pumping in three inches of concrete, that would be better than writing off an entire house.
Their insurance company says that this damage is not covered by their policy. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.