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Flush, Flush Sweet Charlotte: Crazy Toilet Deeds Lead to Sewage Cleanup Needs

Published by 911 Restoration Westchester NY on April 11, 2014 in category: Sewage Backup

You may recall the 1964 Bette Davis film ‘Hush, Hush Sweet Charlotte’ in which a psychotic woman imprisons and terrorizes her disabled sister. The film concludes with the crazy woman twirling on the sands of a Los Angeles beach in a mad frenzy of insanity, and the audience if left to determine whether or not her dying sister, collapsed and starving in the sand, was discovered in time to be saved. Now let’s focus on your toilet: did you know that homeowners hold their toilet hostage and punish it with insane treatment all the time? Every year sewage backup companies across the country respond to emergency calls in which unsafe items are flushed down toilets causing backup, or wacky people engage in other plumbing pangs such as pouring cooking oil down their toilets that severely damages pipes. By understanding the difference between batty bathroom behavior and toilet etiquette tended by a little practicality, you can prevent yourself from going bonkers on your toilet’s plumbing system.

The Dos and Don’ts of Flushing

Just because something looks like it can be safely flushed down a toilet doesn’t mean it should be. For example, a toilet flushing warning issued by a sewage treatment plant warns that baby wipes marketed as flushable in fact cause pipes and sewage pumps to become clogged. When your plumbing becomes clogged by accumulated items like these baby wipes, you can experience a black water spill in your bathroom foul enough to send a deranged Bette Davis into a fit of madness. Other items commonly flushed down the toilet by insane toilet traducers include the following:

  • Women’s monthly sanitary items
  • Diapers
  • Paper towels
  • Junk mail
  • Newspapers

If you flush these items down the toilet you will drive it mad with rage and will eventually require water removal services by a certified restoration company. Be sure that only thing you put in your toilet is plumbing-graded tissue.

What Kind of Damage Can Toilet Overflows Cause?

Let’s face it; an overflowing toilet doesn’t cascade a sweet little waterfall of liquid goodness. Raw sewage, also known as black water, is ripe with E Coli and a variety of bacteria and germs that can make people extremely ill. Aside from the wrath it unleashes on people, it can also soak into your flooring and cause a diseased rotting effect that quickly becomes a major hazard. Cross contamination to clean rooms in the home almost always happens when homeowners try to clean the toilet spill on their own. This is why calling a licensed restoration company with HAZMAT gear, industrial strength disinfectants, and that uses the latest drying technology to remove all moisture is absolutely necessary to restoring a home back to its normal condition. Otherwise it will be a perfect dwelling for the deviously insane antics of a “Flush, Flush Sweet Charlotte” modern re-make!

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