How to Stop an Overflowing Toilet
STEP 1: Take off the lid from the toilet tank and set it aside.
STEP 2: Push down the flapper valve inside the tank. There is a rubber flap at the bottom of the tank that should keep the toilet bowl from being filled with additional water.
STEP 3: To stop the tank fill valve from filling, lift the float (the ball device attached to the float adjustment screw). The water level in the toilet bowl should begin to drop when the toilet tank’s main water supply is blocked. The float can be released after a few minutes.
STEP 4: If the water in the toilet bowl doesn’t stop filling, keep a hold of the float and turn off the water. Most toilet shutoff valves are located on the wall or the floor behind the toilet.
Blockage in the Drain Line
Clogged Toilet Trap
The S-shaped trap between the bowl and drain line at the back of your toilet is supposed to prevent clogging. The line can get clogged by items like paper towels or too much toilet paper. In the event of a blocked trap, water will not be able to drain, resulting in an overflowing blocked toilet.
Septic Tank Failure
If you have a septic system, it might not be percolating. Water coming into your underground tank cannot be diminished by the area around it. There may be too much water in the septic tank or there may be too much water in the field. We also offer septic tank backup overflow cleaning.
Toilet Tank Malfunction
Low Flow Toilet
Low-flow toilets might not be able to handle everything you expect. Some older toilets are weaker than newer models. Low-flow toilets often back up and overflow when filled with non-flushable items and too much toilet paper. Paper towels, napkins, feminine products, diapers, dental floss, hair, and any kind of plastic should never be flushed down the toilet. Whether you have a toilet overflow, possibly burst pipes, or a running toilet, Revive has an experienced technician ready to resolve the problem. The right solution is needed for major problems! Our company is the logical choice for you.
What Problems Does An Overflowed Toilet Flood Cause?
Contact Us for Toilet Overflow Cleanup Services
Don’t let your property be ruined by a toilet overflow. Call Revive Water Damage Restoration immediately for help. Whether it’s water damage or flood damage from a toilet. Our large fleet of service vehicles and equipment allows us to get to you within an hour. We have one of the biggest fleets in Florida. Call us today for professional and courteous service. We also deal with sump pump overflow cleanup.