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Old 11-19-2011, 09:48 PM
 
Location: Commack, NY
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Does anyone have any recommendations on or experience with companies that handle this kind of thing?
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Old 11-19-2011, 10:44 PM
 
Location: Long Island
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Does anyone have any recommendations on or experience with companies that handle this kind of thing?
Are you talking about clean-up? Serv Pro has an excellent reputation.
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Old 11-19-2011, 10:47 PM
 
Location: Commack, NY
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Yes - definitely a clean-up! I heard that they are quite expensive though...
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Old 11-19-2011, 11:10 PM
 
Location: Long Island
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Yes - definitely a clean-up! I heard that they are quite expensive though...
I've heard they're not the cheapest, but they have an excellent reputation. It's a franchise - call around. Personally, I wouldn't scrimp on the cleaning for a cesspool back-up; that's nasty stuff and calls for professionals IMHO, not someone who's here today and gone tomorrow.
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Old 11-20-2011, 10:29 AM
 
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Are you talking about clean-up? Serv Pro has an excellent reputation.
We recently used Servpro of Great Neck/ Port Washington for a sewer backup and were very pleased with their services. Good customer service from the estimator to the owner to the crew. Left the basement very tidy after ripping out the damaged drywall and baseboards.
Fire & Water Cleanup & Restoration - SERVPRO of Great Neck/Port Washington
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Old 12-12-2011, 03:08 PM
 
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Default cesspool caved in

I have a concern and looking to see if anyone can help
I have a main cesspool and an overflow behind. The overflow pool has collapsed. I am wondering if I can just cover it and work off of the main pool alone as some houses have. The house is from the 50s and I am not sure if this is the original cesspool.
any help is appreciated from anyone and suggestions too
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Old 12-12-2011, 03:20 PM
 
Location: Long Island
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I have a concern and looking to see if anyone can help
I have a main cesspool and an overflow behind. The overflow pool has collapsed. I am wondering if I can just cover it and work off of the main pool alone as some houses have. The house is from the 50s and I am not sure if this is the original cesspool.
any help is appreciated from anyone and suggestions too
Depending on the Town (as in Township, not Hamlet), you might be able to get the information regarding age or replacement.
Personally, I wouldn't mess with an old pool once I know there's a definite potential problem; the liability alone is scary if something happens to someone! I have an older house (built in 1940) and am keeping my eye on my pool(s). In those days, they put them in the backyard, which adds a whole other layer of issues , at least in my case.

Shortly after my daughter and son-in-law bought their house, their cesspool needed to be replaced. Expensive, yes (partially because they had to drill extra deep to get to sand - a requirement in the Town of Huntington), but now, three babies later, they don't worry about it; they have peace of mind. And if/when they sell, it won't be an issue.
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