Clogged Toilet

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So I walk in at work to one of the bathrooms this morning (a one-holer, no men's or women's here) and there's... a disaster. The thing is clearly completely clogged and someone had recently annihilated it. After catching my breath from the smell, I rather quickly got out of there as to not get be guilty by association. What's the protocol in situations like this? Do I try and call someone to clean up the crime scene or just pretend I never saw what happened and let it linger?

Call 911
 

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So I walk in at work to one of the bathrooms this morning (a one-holer, no men's or women's here) and there's... a disaster. The thing is clearly completely clogged and someone had recently annihilated it. After catching my breath from the smell, I rather quickly got out of there as to not get be guilty by association. What's the protocol in situations like this? Do I try and call someone to clean up the crime scene or just pretend I never saw what happened and let it linger?
if you have a loud speaker you must announce it.
 

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So I walk in at work to one of the bathrooms this morning (a one-holer, no men's or women's here) and there's... a disaster. The thing is clearly completely clogged and someone had recently annihilated it. After catching my breath from the smell, I rather quickly got out of there as to not get be guilty by association. What's the protocol in situations like this? Do I try and call someone to clean up the crime scene or just pretend I never saw what happened and let it linger?

Send out a company wide email about it and wait for the boomers to keep hitting reply all.

Watch the chaos ensue.
 

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So I walk in at work to one of the bathrooms this morning (a one-holer, no men's or women's here) and there's... a disaster. The thing is clearly completely clogged and someone had recently annihilated it. After catching my breath from the smell, I rather quickly got out of there as to not get be guilty by association. What's the protocol in situations like this? Do I try and call someone to clean up the crime scene or just pretend I never saw what happened and let it linger?
I have 2 solid ideas:
1) Burn the building down.
2) Install a toilet cam to catch the perp in action.
 

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So I walk in at work to one of the bathrooms this morning (a one-holer, no men's or women's here) and there's... a disaster. The thing is clearly completely clogged and someone had recently annihilated it. After catching my breath from the smell, I rather quickly got out of there as to not get be guilty by association. What's the protocol in situations like this? Do I try and call someone to clean up the crime scene or just pretend I never saw what happened and let it linger?
Report it to the highest manager in your organization. They then contact building maintenance (janitor). If your organization owns the building then the manager should call a plumber.
 

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Hey man, I'm just calling them how I see them. There are multiple pieces of evidence leading to this conclusion. Whoever it was clearly needs more fiber in their diet.
 

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So I walk in at work to one of the bathrooms this morning (a one-holer, no men's or women's here) and there's... a disaster. The thing is clearly completely clogged and someone had recently annihilated it. After catching my breath from the smell, I rather quickly got out of there as to not get be guilty by association. What's the protocol in situations like this? Do I try and call someone to clean up the crime scene or just pretend I never saw what happened and let it linger?

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So I walk in at work to one of the bathrooms this morning (a one-holer, no men's or women's here) and there's... a disaster. The thing is clearly completely clogged and someone had recently annihilated it. After catching my breath from the smell, I rather quickly got out of there as to not get be guilty by association. What's the protocol in situations like this? Do I try and call someone to clean up the crime scene or just pretend I never saw what happened and let it linger?

I fear there's zero way you can report this without still being guilty by association.

"SOMEONE destroyed the bathroom...."

 

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I once had a sick stomach at work and took a dump. The smell drifted into the hallway. It was so bad that a co worker called maintenance thinking our sewer drain in the bathroom had backed up.

Proud work moment. Didn't tell anyone at work, but proudly shared the events of the day with my wife.

I would just lay low and see how the clogged toilet plays out.
 

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I have found that plungers only work on certain toilet drains. I haven't got it narrowed down to a science yet, but I do know that of the 3 toilets in my house, I can only unplug one with a plunger reliably. Perhaps other things go into it. How much water is in the bowl? What is the pressure generated by the flush, does it differ from toilet to toilet? Does it matter the material the plunger is comprised of? So many variables to ponder.

As an aside, my wife recently chewed me a second b hole that I keep our plunger in the bathroom closet, wrapped in a plastic grocery sack. She complains that we can't have that in there where we keep our washcloths, towels etc. My thought was to put it in there so that it isn't just out in the open where people can see it. Where does everyone else store their plungers?
 
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I have found that plungers only work on certain toilet drains. I haven't got it narrowed down to a science yet, but I do know that of the 3 toilets in my house, I can only unplug one with a plunger reliably. Perhaps other things go into it. How much water is in the bowl? What is the pressure generated by the flush, does it differ from toilet to toilet? Does it matter the material the plunger is comprised of? So many variables to ponder.

As an aside, my wife recently chewed me a second b hole that I keep our plunger in the bathroom closet, wrapped in a platic grocery back. She complains that we can't have that in there where we keep our washcloths, towels etc. My thought was to put it in there so that it isn't just out in the open where people can see it. Where does everyone else store their plungers?
I've got ours in a plastic bag hanging in the basement.
 
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I have found that plungers only work on certain toilet drains. I haven't got it narrowed down to a science yet, but I do know that of the 3 toilets in my house, I can only unplug one with a plunger reliably. Perhaps other things go into it. How much water is in the bowl? What is the pressure generated by the flush, does it differ from toilet to toilet? Does it matter the material the plunger is comprised of? So many variables to ponder.

As an aside, my wife recently chewed me a second b hole that I keep our plunger in the bathroom closet, wrapped in a platic grocery back. She complains that we can't have that in there where we keep our washcloths, towels etc. My thought was to put it in there so that it isn't just out in the open where people can see it. Where does everyone else store their plungers?
Get a new one and leave it sitting on the stack of towels. Just sit back and wait for her to loose her sh*t.
 

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I have found that plungers only work on certain toilet drains. I haven't got it narrowed down to a science yet, but I do know that of the 3 toilets in my house, I can only unplug one with a plunger reliably. Perhaps other things go into it. How much water is in the bowl? What is the pressure generated by the flush, does it differ from toilet to toilet? Does it matter the material the plunger is comprised of? So many variables to ponder.

As an aside, my wife recently chewed me a second b hole that I keep our plunger in the bathroom closet, wrapped in a platic grocery back. She complains that we can't have that in there where we keep our washcloths, towels etc. My thought was to put it in there so that it isn't just out in the open where people can see it. Where does everyone else store their plungers?
Wrapped in a plastic bag right next to/behind the toilet.

READY FOR ACTION AT ALL TIMES
 
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I have found that plungers only work on certain toilet drains. I haven't got it narrowed down to a science yet, but I do know that of the 3 toilets in my house, I can only unplug one with a plunger reliably. Perhaps other things go into it. How much water is in the bowl? What is the pressure generated by the flush, does it differ from toilet to toilet? Does it matter the material the plunger is comprised of? So many variables to ponder.

As an aside, my wife recently chewed me a second b hole that I keep our plunger in the bathroom closet, wrapped in a platic grocery back. She complains that we can't have that in there where we keep our washcloths, towels etc. My thought was to put it in there so that it isn't just out in the open where people can see it. Where does everyone else store their plungers?

OK side note this made me think of a repressed memory.

When my wife and I were dating we'd visit her grandmother's house from time to time. She lived out on an acreage, although small ones so houses are still reasonably close together.

She had this weakest-flush-possible toilet (the kind nightmares are made from) off the kitchen in a combo laundry room / half bath. I had a couple close calls with this thing, until one day with what I considered an average, if not below-average visit, my deposit was NOT accepted. I scoured through this whole tiny room and could find zero plunging assistance.

I finally break down and ask my girlfriend, who then asks her grandmother for the location of a plunger.

SHE DOES NOT HAVE ONE.

So she calls the NEIGHBOR. I have to walk to the neighbor's house to BORROW A PLUNGER to convince this toilet to accept my deposit. Then...return the plunger??!!

I'm fairly certain I never used that toilet again. I may have also bought her a plunger, I don't recall.
 

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