Crawl spaces are unfinished, unoccupied narrow spaces underneath buildings between the first floor and the ground floor. Crawl spaces are named so because typically there is only enough room for crawling rather than standing. Anything taller than a meter and a half of space would be considered a basement rather than a crawlspace.
Often, crawl spaces are built when it would be too expensive or impractical to build a basement. Your home’s crawlspace would give you access to heating and cooling systems, electrical wiring, and plumbing repairs if needed. When sewage seeps into your crawl space, this is called crawl space sewage.
Dealing with crawlspace sewage in your crawl space will require a professional examination of the sewage ejector pump to remove any other blockages pending and to assure that the right sewage grinder pump type, piping, and check valves have been installed.
Checking for mechanical equipment that may be contaminated is the next step. If the appliances, fixtures, and water supply of the building have been contaminated, these will need to be disinfected or perhaps even replaced.
Any potential mistakes on the HVAC systems of the buildings such as contaminated duct systems of the air conditioner or the warm air heat will need to be addressed and repaired. Measures to assure soil contaminated with sewage had not been tracked into any living spaces and if they were, going through the appropriate cleaning methods. Surface tests will reveal possible contaminants from sewage.
When dealing with crawlspace sewage, contaminated areas need to be disinfected properly by professionals. Disinfectants and sanitizers are used other than just diluted simple bleach. This will depend on which materials and surfaces need treatment.Replacing and inspection of materials contaminated will need to be done so that your crawl space will be safe once more.