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Sewage Pipe Bursts in Crawlspace

9/9/2015 (Permalink)

When a sewage pipe bursts, it is imperative that the response of the restoration company is quick. With sewage, there can be danger of E. coli and other bacteria infecting anyone living in the home. At SERVPRO of Yorba Linda/Brea, we understand this and know to act fast. When we receive a call about a sewage burst, we make it a top priority so the safety of those living in the home is never in danger.

We recently received a call from a home in Fullerton that had a sewage pipe break underneath the home. They had noticed a terrible smell in the home and weren’t sure exactly what had happened. They’d called out a plumber to take a look around, and he found the leak underneath their floors. The crawlspace was then contaminated and the sewage not only needed to be removed, but cleaned. The plumber told them they needed a restoration company to take care of the job.

The homeowner did a quick Yelp search to find the best restoration company in the area. When they found the reviews of SERVPRO of Yorba Linda/Brea to be stellar, they gave us a call. We immediately sent out our Project Manager, Uriel Valencia to the home to take a look at the work that needed to be done. After performing the initial inspection, he called on our Crew Chief, Nathan Rodriguez, to lead a team of talented technicians.

When the technicians got to the home, they immediately started work. First and foremost, this included removing all the sewage from the crawlspace to dispose of properly. From there, the entire area had to be disinfected of any and all bacteria. And then finally, to get rid of that nasty smell, we placed air movers and air scrubbers to make sure the air was fresh and clean again.

The homeowners were so happy with the work we were able to perform. They knew their family was in the best hands with SERVPRO of Yorba Linda/Brea taking care of their home!

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