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donjeanne

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Posted: 01/12/18 06:38pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I accidentally left the black tank clean out hose on and went away for a number of days. Black tank valve was closed so water filled black tank and with no other place to go went into kitchen sink and onto floor of living area. What can I do to get the odor out. Have cleaned surfaces with bleach but not much help. My plan right now is to have carpets cleaned. Not sure that will be enough. Any thoughts?

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So sorry this happened to you. It's a common mistake we only make once.
Someone wrote about aq similar situation a while back. Their ins. co. totalled the trailer.
There's just no way to get it all out, prevent mold growth and odors without totally disassembling it and replacing everything.
I would call my insurance company. That's what it's for.


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Try Odoban. Works great as a deorderizer and is listed as a disinfective. It works very well on everything I’ve tried, including an outside black tank spill. Never had your situation though. Can get it by the gallon at Home Depot and Lowe’s type stores.


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This happened to a MH where we winter. The MH was totaled and had to towed out of the resort to a flatbed to never be used again or driven. I saw the whole deal with my eyes. worst part of this story was the maintenance man was the cause.

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I think the smell might be the least of your worries. That’s a lot of water and everything must be saturated. Your going to have mold, rot, rust and corrosion.

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"Hello........Insurance Company. I NEED to file a claim"


Sorry but as suggested by above posters this is a major problem.


Is it time for your medication or mine?


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If you had been present and saw the mistake happen you might have been able to minimize the damage. Because it was running for days, the sewer has destroyed the rig from the inside out...and the water running unchecked will have penetrated every nook/cranny including heat ducts, electrical wiring etc.

Im sorry for the bad deal, but I believe folks are right that insurance may be the only way to safely fix this mistake.


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If you have insurance file a claim most likely they will total it. Bio Hazard!


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WHY would the black tank STUFF come out in the sink???????

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Cummins12V98 wrote:

WHY would the black tank STUFF come out in the sink???????


Hey, I didn't even catch that one!
Maybe it shares it? I dunno.

OP, in the end, it doesn't really matter. Even if it were good clean water the rig is saturated and rusting, rotting and coming apart.

Sorry but it's done for.

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