Los Angeles County Toilet Feces Cleanout
Prices start at $350 for one toilet cleanout.
Here's some examples of what I find when working on toilet feces cleanout:
One of the advantages of doing feces cleanup work of any type in Los Angeles County is the weather. We have a Mediterranean light climate and even in the winter months we really have freezing temperatures.
What I do:
Not many people know about the need for a toilet feces cleanout service. And it comes as a shock to them to discover that it cost as much as $350 just to begin the toilet feces cleanout. Think of it this way, there's not much demand for a toilet feces cleanout service. So it's kind of like the same situation that exists for a fire department. We pay our taxes just to keep the fire department Houston ready to go to work. In my case, you pay for a service them most of the people will not do. In fact, most people do not even like the thought of feces cleanout for a toilet.
Think of a social stigma attached to feces cleanup work. It is great and it always has been. Now, and other societies and cultures, the use of human feces for fertilizer is common and it's called "night soil" in many places. Most commonly in North Korea these days human feces is used as night soil. Without it I'm sure more North Koreans would starve. In any case in our society and culture there's a social stigma attached to feces cleanup. You might say that I "laugh all the way to the bank," or that like most people, you might say something like "how can he do that?".
Bathtub Feces Cleanup Prices ($100 - $900 and up) - I charge for removing feces from bathtubs when hired to do a toilet cleanout. I say this because sometimes people think that just because I'm being paid $350 for toilet cleanup, I might spend a few minutes cleanup feces from a bathtub. Sometimes I will do so as a courtesy. And at other times it will not do so. It all depends on how I feel in the overall conditions. Put another way, if I had to drive a long way and begin work late in the day, and there's no running water or electricity, I will not feel like doing additional work for free.
Partially or Filled Bathtub
It's hard to imagine somebody filling a toilet with feces and then ignoring it and using 5 gallon pails from Home Depot to collective feces. But the truth is, it happens. Otherwise this website wouldn't be here. It seems almost incomprehensible that anyone would fill the bathtub with feces, but they do and it happens across our great nation frequently enough. I once trained a New York State biohazard cleanup practitioner. I taught her the skills of and knowledge required to do a bathtub feces cleanout. While doing a hoarding cleanup for the state, she came across the very large, antique toilet in very large antique bathtub. Both were filled with human feces. She charge 2000 for the bathtub. Unlike me, she charged $500 for the toilet feces cleanup as well. (return)
I was trained to do toilet feces cleanout for $500 per toilet. A plumber by the name of "Monty" at one time worked as a plumber with his father, who taught him the trade. Monty was a good guy, but he had a problem with drinking. He worked with me while we did natural stone grinding, honing, and polishing. As fate would have it, I received a call to do a hoarding cleanup because back in the day, I did a hoarding cleanup as well as homicide cleanup, suicide cleanup, and unattended death cleanup. And that's how Monty broached the subject of toilet feces cleanup. The one hoarding cleanup that I shared with him needed to toilets cleaned of their feces because both were full.
It turned out that a lady had gone schizophrenic. She believed that stray dogs had cancer and she brought the dogs into her home. Over 20 years she brought in dogs and injected them with various chemicals. She let the dog poop build over the decades in place the Los Angeles Times newspaper pages the top it.
She also used her toilets without flushing them. It was green moss growing on the top of both and over the sides of both. I soon learned that I did not charge enough for this job. Thanks to Monty, I picked up another $1000 for cleaning out both toilets. Monty told me that it would be best if I charge $500 per toilet because that's what he and his father did. Since that time I drop my price down to $350 for the first toilet and given consideration to reducing the price for the second toilet, depending on overall conditions.
The issue of a bathtub feces cleanout service came to mind when a San Diego County apartment management called for help. They needed to remove feces from a toilet; they had a schizophrenic renter using the toilet even after it would no longer flush. He filled up the toilet and then went to the bathtub. He filled both. By the time they found the problem the floor in the bathroom is covered with human feces besides having toilet bathtub full of feces. The problem came to their attention one afternoon when the man sat in front of his apartment completely naked. He was covered in feces. It didn't take long to put two and two together and search the apartment. Because I'm a biohazard cleanup practitioner they found me.
In those days I knew what to charge for the toilet, but I did not know what to charge for the bathtub. So I charge $900 for the bathtub and that they paid. I now see that it is a fair price. Call me though, because if there's a toilet involved in the both go well, I may be able to reduce the price, but I cannot promise anything at this point.
Prices in short - Certain conditions may influence overall prices.