Woman's Bathtub Fills With Human Poo And Starts Seeping Through Ceiling
A woman was left reeling after her bathroom became flooded with poop, which also began seeping down through the ceiling.
Pregnant Chelsea Cliff, 25, from Nottingham, says she was left in tears after human waste started coming up through the bathtub and toilet leaving her floor and walls soaked. The brown water also began dripping down into the kitchen below the bathroom.
Chelsea claims Nottingham City Homes did not take her complaints seriously.
However, in a statement Nottingham City Homes has said it dealt with incident, which started on 19 June, in 24 hours, adding that it was caused by wet wipes being flushed and blocking the drains.
The mum-of-three said she was left scared that the ceiling would collapse under the weight of the sewerage.
She told Nottinghamshire Live: "Last night I went to the toilet and noticed the water was rising. I used a plunger and my son came in and said, 'it is in the bath'.
"I looked and there was poo all in the bath.
"The smell is disgusting. It is so vile, and it is making me sick. I rang Nottingham City Homes last night and they came out and said, 'we can't do anything - it is an outside job'.
"There are flies everywhere because of the smell. It is going down my stairs and they are drenched.
"The bath has not overflowed yet, but the water is rising.
"My ceiling is wet through, the walls are wet through, and so are the plug sockets. I have had to turn off the electrics and can't use any appliances.
"I think there is a problem with the drains. I broke down in tears this morning.
"It is my family home - I have to live here. I am a parent. I can't fix this on my own."
Her step-dad Simon Curtis, 50, added: "You had water coming from the bathroom through the kitchen ceiling. There is only one toilet in the house, and it is overflowing with human waste.
"The bath is also full. She has three children and she's pregnant. It is disgusting. City Homes don't seem to be bothered. An emergency for them is 24 hours.
"She may lose her ceiling, and the electrics as well."
A spokesperson from Nottingham City Homes said: "We have dealt with this as an emergency situation, as we would with any urgent complaint, and we have responded and fixed the issue in less than 24 hours.
"The blocked drain needed specialist skills and equipment. The issue was caused by wet wipes and we would advise residents not to flush them down the toilet as they are bad for the environment and drains."
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