There’s not much that can cause a panic and loud screaming faster than when the handle of the toilet is pushed and — instead of everything swirling down into the sewer line — it all comes rushing back out.
You know what the “everything” is... and you surely do not wish to be the offending flusher who must clean it up. But someone needs to do the dirty work.
The first order of business is to stop this exciting event from happening again. Be sure the toilet is unplugged, draining, and working properly. If you clean everything up and it all happens again, your nightmare just repeats itself.
Scrape up any (ooh) solids and soak up any liquids with disposable towels. Remove as much excess contamination as possible.
Then liberally apply a strong disinfectant cleaner, something appropriate for this type of work. Your local hardware or grocery store will have a selection of products, and you may have something under your kitchen sink that will work. Wipe down everything, even if you may doubt that a surface was affected. Better safe than sorry. After doing all of this, do it one more time, just to be sure.
Then follow all this work with cleaning the same surfaces with a typical bathroom-cleaning product, to remove any remaining residues.
Although this is a common occurrence and it is a safe bet that every home has a vengeful toilet that has belched up offending olfactory gunk, be sure to do a thorough job with your cleanup process. Bacteria can be left behind and grow affecting the health of your family.
To keep your home clean and healthy, there may be something better you can do. Reach out to your sewage cleanup pros at Dragon Restoration. We know how to handle not only floods, mold, fire and smoke damage… but sewage backup as well. Let us handle the icky stuff. You can reach us at (937) 428-2626.