How to stop a toilet from overflowing

One of the worst types of bathroom plumbing problems is when a toilet overflows. You need to act quickly if this ever happens to you so that you can minimize not only damage, but also potential health concerns. Here’s what the professionals with Ben Franklin Plumbing Bay Area suggest on how to stop a toilet from overflowing.

Keep Calm and Take Action

Just about everybody has has to deal with a bathroom plumbing problem such as an overflowing toilet at one time or another. We’ve seen instances of everything from toothbrushes to children’s toys being accidentally flushed down the commode and causing an obstruction. However, this is a serious issue that has to be addressed immediately. Waste products spilling onto a bathroom floor can lead to a host of health concerns, not to mention the disgusting mess. If this happens to you, take the following steps as quickly as you can.

  1. Find the location of the shut-off valve located by the toilet and turn it until the water stops flowing.
  2. Immediately clean up any water or waste that has spilled onto the floor. If there is a small amount of water, use towels. If it is a large amount, use a Shop-Vac to ensure the most thorough cleaning possible.
  3. Use a plunger to try and loosen whatever is causing the clog. If this doesn’t work, call a Santa Rosa plumber as soon as you can.

How We’ll Fix Your Problem

When you call Ben Franklin Plumbing Bay Area, we’ll quickly dispatch a technician to fix whatever is wrong with your bathroom plumbing. We have powerful equipment that can clear the most stubborn obstructions and once again get your pipes flowing the way they should. Contact us as soon as you can. If you have a story you’d like to share regarding a bathroom disaster you may have experienced, use one of the social media icons below.