Monday, July 27, 2015

What to Do If Your Toilet Overflows

An overflowing toilet is a sight that no homeowner wants to see. Fortunately, knowing what to do in an emergency can help you manage the problem quickly and avoid a messy cleanup.  These are the steps you should take if you find yourself with a toilet that is overflowing.

What to Do If Your Toilet Overflows:

  1. Turn Off the Water - There should be a water shut off valve near the base of your toilet.  Turning the valve will shut off the water running to your toilet bowl and will prevent any flooding.
  2. Clean Up Any Water - If there is any water on the floor, now is the time to clean it up. Use towels to soak up water and be sure to wash and disinfect the area!
  3. Clear the Clog - It is likely that your toilet bowl is overflowing due to a clog.  Use a toilet plunger to try to plunge the clog free. 
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