Sewage cleanup...

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  1. 1st choice restoration
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    Anyone do sqft pricing for sewer jobs? Thinking about doing this for non-insurance jobs. Easier for customer. Is $10- $15 per sqft to high??
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    Might not be enough. ???

    We normally site estimate all sewage work but in cases where the client needs a number we will give them 3k as a starting point. Large basements with lots of affected contents can easily get to double that amount after debris removal and wash down.
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    I agree with Desk Jockey. That is a tough job to give a sq ft price.
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    We have a lot of unfinished basements. A lot times most people just wanted it extracted and cleaned. In that scenario do you think those numbers are high?
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    No.

    Actually I can't see it being under a grand no matter how little you do.
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    Honestly I guess you can name your price. Not many people willing to clean it up...especially when it’s heavy raw sewage that almost needs shoveling.
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    Im going to add Black Head Extraction to my bullet list...
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    I've seen plumbers do that, no ppe no chems just a broom and a hose..
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    Its really not that bad, I mean you see some stuff but you're in full PPE.
    Fullface respirator, tyvek suit, nitrile gloves.

    Some of yous that play with dog and cat piss probably get more on ya! :winky:
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    I meant not many homeowners willing to clean it up themselves
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    30 years or so ago, PPE was boots and gloves.....
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    I priced a 500sqft basement yesterday at 15$ a sqft 7500.00 total to clean up and homeowner thought it would be more. Non insurance
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    I remember cleaning up suicide scenes (with brain matter on the ceiling ) with only gloves and a paper mask.
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