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Goldgrits

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Posted: 10/11/20 07:50am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Two days ago I overflowed the toilet on my small black water tank on the second flush of the tank. Water was mostly clean but still black water. I cleaned and sanitized everything I could see.

I took off a panel in the kitchen wall and have noticed moisture under the plastic sheeting that is behind the toilet and under the kitchen area.

How do I get to the rest of the moisture to clean.

The motor home was not level so the flow went from the middle located toilet through the kitchen area then out the drivers side front. Only two basement areas has moisture.


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Posted: 10/11/20 08:13am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

In addition to manually drying everything the best you can, I'd suggest using a high-velocity, squirrel cage fan to air out the moist areas as much as possible---especially the basement area.

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X2. The more fans the better. Open up walls, floors as best you can.


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Thanks. I’ve been running two large humidifiers with the lower cabinet open and am running a small fan in the basements

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Posted: 10/11/20 08:59am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I tend to take things literally...Did you mean to say "DE-humidifiers?"

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Thanks. I’ve been running two large humidifiers with the lower cabinet open and am running a small fan in the basements


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Posted: 10/11/20 09:36am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

short of taking things apart the fan should do it. If you have carpet I would pull it up and clean under, or at least do some heavy repeated steam cleaning. You can rent steam cleaners at a u-haul or some grocery stores also.
You won't be able to get behind the walls, but as long as it dries out and stays dry that grossness should not be an issue in the dry future.

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Thanks. I'm worried about toxins and my grandkids.

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Electric leaf blower to blow excess water from under the toilet and cabinet then the fans.

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Air conditioner will remove moisture from the air and help dry things out too. I'd run the air with fans blowing.

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Posted: 10/11/20 02:25pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

it's just a little poo. Other than initial smell there should not be a lot of contamination unless the tank had been full for a long time. There could be bad bacteria, but that would come from a gross tank not from your colon.
Once it dries then anything that lived in it will die also.
It sounds gross, but will not be a health hazard. Some disinfectant will not be a bad idea to spray while it is still wet.

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