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I had a pipe break and two weeks the sewage backed up under

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i had a pipe break and for about two weeks the sewage backed up under the house, the pipe is repaired but I live in a coastal area and have sump pumps that run nearly all winter. Right now there is about a foot of water under the house, all the paper is broke up, but not sure what I can do. too much water, was thinking of using Rid x and just putting it under to help break down everything
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Customer: I am in the process of remodeling so i have holes in the bathroom floor so i can see the water and have access to it.
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Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Plumbing
Expert:  Phil replied 9 months ago.

Hello, I would call in a septic tank pumping service, or marine waste tank pumping service to pump as much water out as they can, then apply Rid-X to the rest. With good ventilation under the house, you should be OK..

If you have any trouble finding a sewage pumping service, tell me which direction you are from the center of the nearest city and I will be able to locate one for you in most cases.

We can go from here without any time limits.