How To Fix an Overflowing Toilet
: A Beginner's Guide
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A toilet overflowing with sewage is a problem
we at A Better Plumber are trained to manage.
Before we arrive, here are some tips to keep
things under control.
By knowing what to do when a toilet
overflows, you're preventing unwanted
finances, water damage, and mess.
Here are a few handy tips to keep in mind if
you ever find yourself in such a predicament.
One of the things that every homeowner
should know is how to stop a toilet from
This is a skill that will come in handy if you
ever find yourself in the middle of such an
unfortunate situation. Before anything else,
call A Better Plumber's experts for help. While
waiting for us to arrive, know that you aren't
Keep your home safe from bacteria and
mess when your toilet overflows. A Better
Plumber knows what to do best. Give these
tips a try before an overflowing toilet
consumes your house.
Steps To Fix an Overflowing Toilet
Manage the Water Supply.
The most essential and logical thing to do
when a toilet overflows is to stop the water
supply to prevent it from flowing. Here are
some of the most effective ways to manage
your water supply:
Lift the float inside the tank.
When you lift the cover of the toilet tank,
you'll see the float, which controls the water
flow in the toilet tank. Lifting it will cut the
Push the flapper inside the tank down.
Remove the tank's lid and look inside. The
flapper is located at the bottom of the toilet
tank. It covers the hole in the tank leading
directly into the bowl. Pushing it down will
prevent water from exiting the tank and
reaching the bowl.
Turn off the water valve.
The water valve controls the water flow into
the toilet. It's located at the toilet's base.
Turning a valve off is difficult, and forcing it
will waste time. The first two ways mentioned
may be a lot more convenient to do than this.
Do not take your hands off the float or the