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There is nothing more terrifying in your bathroom than hitting the flush and seeing the contents pouring onto your brand-new bathroom floors!! Today we are going to talk about just that. That’s right, folks, we’re going to talk about how to stop an overflowing toilet.

First things first, let’s set the scene. You’re minding your own business, doing your business, and then you realize that the water level in the toilet bowl is rising faster than the stock market. Panic sets in, and before you know it, you’re knee-deep in toilet water. Yuck!

But fear not, my friends! Here are some tips on how to handle an overflowing toilet situation like a pro:

  1. Don’t panic: This may seem easier said than done, but it’s essential to keep calm in these situations. Take a deep breath and remind yourself that you’re a plumbing warrior.
  2. Turn off the water supply: The next step is to locate the valve behind your toilet and turn off the water supply. This will prevent more water from entering the bowl and save you from a potential flood.
  3. Use a plunger: A trusty plunger can work wonders in these situations. Place it over the drain in the toilet bowl and give it a good plunge. This should help dislodge any clogs and clear the blockage.
  4. Use hot water and dish soap: If the plunger doesn’t work, try pouring hot water and dish soap into the bowl. This will help break down any stubborn clogs and get things flowing again.
  5. Call in the professionals: If all else fails, it’s time to call in the big guns. A professional plumbing co, aka Schrader Plumbing can help diagnose the problem and provide a long-term solution to prevent future overflow situations.

And there you have it, folks! Follow these tips, and you’ll be able to handle an overflowing toilet situation with ease. Just remember, when life gives you lemons, make sure you’re not standing in a puddle of toilet water. Stay safe, and happy plumbing!

Categories: Clogs, Toilets,
By: Michelle Kurcina

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Last Modified: June 22, 2023 at 12:55 pm