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When Toilets Attack

2/17/2021 (Permalink)

: A white toilet sitting next to a bronze trashcan against a blue wall. A silent culprit is still a culprit

If you’ve ever woken up at 3 AM to an urgent need to use the restroom, you have probably experienced what I like to call “sleep delirium”. You jump, roll, or fall out of bed, attempt to steady yourself by leaning on the nearest tall and heavy object, struggle to open your eyes fully in the darkness and then flick on a light, only to feel as though you’ve temporarily blinded yourself, and make a mad dash to the nearest restroom. You make it in time, handle your business, and then zombie-shuffle back to bed. Your feet are a little cold from whatever moisture you stepped in on the way back, but you made it. You sleep through the rest of the night successfully. All is right in the world.

The first thought you have upon waking is,

“Why are my feet wet?”  

You replay the early morning’s events in your mind. Got up in a panic, used restroom, went back to bed. Where was this mystery water?

Oh. Oh no.

You jump out of bed for the second time today and dash for the bathroom. Your worst fears are confirmed as soon as you throw open the door; the entire room (and the immediate area around it) is under two inches of water. To add insult to injury, it appears to be what is referred to as “black water”.

“Good morning to me.”

This hypothetical situation has occurred to many people. If it occurs to you, don’t hesitate to call SERVPRO of SERVPRO of Hesperia/Apple Valley and SERVPRO of Barstow/Twentynine Palms. We can restore peace and order to your home or business.

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