3 Things You Should Do If Your Toilet Overflows

Posted on February 6th, 2015 by BlueMountain

 Blue Mountain Plumbing, Heating & Cooling

No one ever plans for their toilet to overflow. As you stand there and watch the water rise and rise, it finally it spills out onto the floor. Remember that panicking will not help the situation. Below are some steps you should take if your toilet overflows. 

1. Turn Off The Water
First and foremost, locate you toilet’s shutoff valve. Then, take the handle and turn it clockwise. If the water continues to rise, turn off the house’s main water valve. It is important to note that this will shut off all of the running water in your home. Next, clean up the toilet water on the floor to prevent mold and mildew.

2. Try The Plunger
It’s time to break out the plunger. Put the plunger’s cup into the toilet, facing the drain hole. Forcefully thrust the plunger’s handle up and down a dozen times. This should unclog the toilet.

3. Call In The Professionals
If all else fails, you can always turn to the pros at Blue Mountain. We are fully licensed, insured and have many years of experience in the residential plumbing industry. We are prepared to handle any plumbing issue you may have. Call 877-280-5777 and we’ll help your plumbing system go with the flow again.

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