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Avoiding Toilet Overflow at the Office

8/20/2021 (Permalink)

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While many people will take care not to clog their own toilets at home and to never flush down harmful objects, not everyone is so cautious when using a public restroom. This can become very stressful for business owners who must constantly address a clogged toilet and call for sewage cleanup and restoration services. Here are some tips for encouraging customers and employees using your bathrooms to avoid a toilet overflow.

Place Trash Cans Near Every Toilet

Baby wipes and feminine hygiene products are common culprits of toilet clogs. While you can’t force customers to properly dispose of these items, you can make it as easy as possible for them to rid of them by making sure there are trash cans in every stall. It is also a good idea to place a trash can near every baby changing station as well.

Signage on the Walls

Post friendly reminders letting people know what should be disposed of in a trash bin rather than down the toilet.

Address Plumbing Issues Immediately

Common plumbing issues, such as a slow drain, can lead to a clogged toilet if not addressed. Perform regular maintenance on your toilets and repair plumbing problems immediately.

Replace Paper Towel Dispensers

Paper towels can back up a toilet if flushed. Consider replacing all paper towel dispensers with air blowers to avoid this problem.

Regularly Check Bathrooms

To avoid sewage overflow, regularly have employees check bathrooms to check for any clogs. This is also a good time to empty out trash cans and replace toilet paper as well.

While every business owner will need to deal with a clogged toilet at least once in their career, these tips can help make this unsanitary situation happen less frequently. If a clog does occur, make sure to get professional help to properly sanitize the area.

What to do if there is a Sewage Spill in the Office

Call SERVPRO of Statesboro!  We are ready to help you 24 hours a day in these types of emergency situations.  It is important to clean properly to avoid secondary issues.  

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