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Sep 9, 2007
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Sewage backup cleanup

Had sewage backup few days ago. Backwater valve failed. Cleaners from insurance cleaned the surface for a reasonable price but want an arm and a leg for a demo so I decided to cashout. I removed and disposed the vinyl flooring on the infected area. Dried everything well with dehumidifier an cranked up the heat on the floor to speed the process. Everything looks dry now but I still get funky smell. Got a company coming Monday to disinfect and wash the area. I will be cutting out 1 ft of drywall after they are done. I hope the smell will be gone once everything dries. I am just worried that soaked lumber may continue producing the odor. What's the best remedy here?
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[OP]
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PointsHubby wrote: You get what you pay for !!!

Look to a company like Service Master
https://www.servicemaster.com/
They want 5k to remove flooring which took me 3 hrs + $100 to a guy from kijiji and cut 1 ft ok drywall which I can do in 1-2 hrs. They were referring to by my insurance.
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Feb 7, 2017
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LembergMX wrote: They want 5k to remove flooring which took me 3 hrs + $100 to a guy from kijiji and cut 1 ft ok drywall which I can do in 1-2 hrs. They were referring to by my insurance.
So WHY post the question ?
You feel you got this as a DIY Project
(Although there was a worried tone to your OP )

I am just saying …
Some things in life are better left to the professionals

When it comes to SH*T …infiltrating my living space
I sure as H-E-Double Hockey Sticks would want to get it right

Trust me … the odour is the least of your problems !!
It’s the mould that has the potential to kill you
And that’s gonna take more than a dehumidifier & cranking up the heat to deal with
(Infact the heat … May just give it the ideal environment to grow !! )

Sewage, Flood, Fire, Smoke …
These are things that can literally destroy a home
It’s EXACTLY WHY one has home insurance
Don’t cheap out here
Use the dang insurance you pay good money for
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Aug 29, 2011
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How/why did the backwater valve fail?
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May 21, 2015
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You have insurance, why are you paying or doing any of it yourselves?

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