What to Do if Your Toilet Overflows

May 01, 2020

An overflowing toilet can be an embarrassing problem. Don’t worry, most of us have been there at some point or another! While this problem can be easily fixed, it’s important to act fast. An overflowing toilet can flood your bathroom and cause water damage. Read on to learn how to fix an overflowing toilet- and who to call in an emergency.

Shutting Off Your Water Valve

As soon as you notice the overflowing, stop the flow of water by turning off your toilet’s water valve. These are usually located on the wall beneath the bottom of the toilet. If you can’t find the valve, open the lid to the toilet’s tank and maneuver the float so it stays in place. This will also prevent the water from flowing.

Is Your Toilet Clogged?

If your toilet is overflowing because of a recent clog, plunge the toilet to try to dislodge this clog. If you have a plumbing snake, you can use this as well. However, you should know that larger clogs and clogs that are located lower in your pipes might not be dislodged with a plunger, which means you will need professional help. If you aren’t sure why your toilet is overflowing, call the professionals as well. This is the best way to solve the problem without making the situation worse.

Cypress Plumbing Services

Whether you are dealing with an overflowing toilet or another plumbing issue, Show Plumbing is here to help. Our friendly, professional plumbers will quickly identify your problem and provide you with the best solution. We offer upfront pricing and never charge extra for working overtime, which means you can rest assured knowing we will take our time to fix your plumbing. Call us at 281-860-2000 to learn more.