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How To Restore Toilet Flood Damage

2/26/2020 (Permalink)

When a toilet floods a commercial property, the water damage may affect more than one floor. If water impacts multiple building materials, it can lead to significant sewer damages that require restoration.

There are five steps you should take to clean up the damage and restore your property to a sanitary condition:

  1. Clear the Clog or Backup

Depending upon why the toilet is flooding, you may need to contact a plumber or sewage company. A clog or backup could be caused by materials that should not be flushed or a backed up sewer line. Until the problem is completely fixed, the flood will persist.

  1. Remove Standing Water

Limit the severity of the flood by eliminating all standing water. You will need to determine the extent the building’s material damages including the floor and ceiling. 

  1. Consult Restoration Specialists

Commercial water and sewer damage restoration experts can help determine which materials need replacement. In addition, these experts can assist with any cleanup and remediation. 

  1. Clean and Disinfect the Area

A flooding toilet can lead to the leaking of category two of three water. Category two, or gray water, may contain bacteria or chemicals, but does not contain solid waste. Category three or black water contains solid waste. Both types of water require cleaning and disinfection. 

  1. Dry the Affected Area

Take measures to dry the affected area that contain sewage damage as quickly as possible. This prevents the potential for mold growth or the development of any secondary damages.

When you experience sewer damage in a commercial property, rely on plumbers and restoration experts, such as SERVPRO professionals. These highly trained specialists can resolve the problem quickly and completely, enabling the tenants of the building to resume their business as soon as possible.  

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