In this photo, our technician is coming out of a crawlspace where we are doing a sewage water cleanup and restoration job. A broken drain line expelled sewage-laden water for several weeks in this crawlspace until the homeowners discovered it. In a nutshell, the process consists of extracting sewage-laden water with portable or truck-mounted extraction units. We then remove the top 2-3 inches of contaminated soil and bag it for special disposal. We then disinfect the area using a high-quality ulv fogger doing this several times. We then dry the affected area using desiccant dehumidifiers, negative air machines, and sometimes with a specialized heater. Lastly, we apply an absorbent to the areas of the soil that were affected which continues to absorb moisture and acts as a deodorizer. Should you have a crawlspace that has sewage or water damage, do not hesitate to call SERVPRO of Northridge and SERVPRO of Granada Hills at 818-993-9339.