Health Concerns With A Renter Crawl Space - Building & Construction - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum

Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Building & Construction


Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-14-2011, 05:56 AM   #1
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 1
Rewards Points: 10

Health concerns with a renter crawl space

Renter told me they had a leak in the crawl space. Whent into the crawl accsess noticed a very large puddle of toilet water and all the renters feces. Previous employee did not finish the drain. My concern is how do I go about cleaning this up safely and without getting myself or the renter seriously ill. Oh also cat and rodent feces plus insulation ripped out and sprawled every where.


Brentmerrifield is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2011, 06:34 AM   #2
DIY staff

Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Kane county,Illinois
Posts: 25,728
Rewards Points: 2,174

Pay for a service to clean that up--that's the safest way---or get a good respirator and a jump suit and do it your self.

There is no easy way--


New members: Adding your location to your profile helps in many ways.--M--
oh'mike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2011, 06:52 AM   #3
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 11,188
Rewards Points: 5,336

"Renters feces". There's a term you don't hear too often.
"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."
B. Franklin 1759
Ron6519 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2011, 07:43 AM   #4
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 63
Rewards Points: 75

throw a few bags of lime on the renters feces.

run a dehumidifier in there and perhaps an ozone generator which kills airborne germs and smells.

Is it a dirt floor crawl? plastic on floor?
rodeo is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cement crawl space ventilation sheslostcontrol HVAC 9 05-22-2010 08:32 AM
Water in crawl space after it rains and other questions about crawl space. dupaloop General DIY Discussions 1 04-13-2010 05:58 AM
Insulating crawl space jenoble99 Building & Construction 10 06-18-2009 12:09 PM
insulating crawl space near plate measure thrice Building & Construction 13 01-26-2009 03:11 PM
Screening the crawl space vents ziggy29 Building & Construction 2 11-29-2006 08:26 PM

Top of Page | View New Posts


Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1