It doesn’t matter where the water is coming from, or how much water it is—any type of plumbing issue is a major headache for a homeowner. You’ve got to worry about stopping (or at least slowing down) the initial water flow, and calling a plumber to remedy the entire situation. If it’s really bad, you’ll also have to worry about repairing your drywall and flooring in order to ensure there’s no mold or mildew growth.
While every plumbing problem is bad, an overflowing toilet might be the worst of them all. Let’s face it: toilets are gross. The last thing you want is to have disgusting toilet water overflowing all over your floor. Thankfully, there are several things you can do to try to prevent an overflowing toilet:
- Never throw anything in the toilet: Hopefully by now you know that you should never throw anything into the toilet that’s not meant to be in there. Children, for whatever reason, seem to be naturally drawn to throwing toys into the toilet bowl. Be sure to teach them at a young age that toys aren’t meant to be in there. Flushing a toilet that’s clogged with a foreign object is a surefire way to cause an overflow.
- Flush often: While it may seem like a waste of water, you should flush your toilet nearly every time you use it. Keeping the toilet free from waste will help ensure it doesn’t suddenly overflow. Compare your monthly water bill to the cost of hiring a toilet overflow service in Washington, MO and you’ll quickly realize that it’s a better idea to use more water than to pay for a potentially expensive repair.
- Keep the lid closed: You can greatly decrease the chance of foreign objects being inadvertently knocked into the toilet by closing the lid after each use. You’d be surprised how often things from a bathroom sink—like hair and toothbrushes—can end up in the toilet. Gross!
- Regularly clean your toilet: Hopefully you already clean your toilet on a regular basis. Nasty germs and diseases build up rather quickly in toilet bowls, and having that stuff sitting in there simply isn’t good for your personal health, or for the condition of your bathroom. You should scrub the inside of your toilet with a disinfectant that’s designed to kill bacteria that grows in toilet bowls. If your home is connected to a septic system, you’ll need to hire a service to clean the septic tank every eight to 10 years.
- Call a plumber if you sense any problem: If you notice a toilet that’s slow to flush, or the water rises up higher than it should, call a plumber! Don’t wait until it’s too late and your whole bathroom is flooded.
If you do happen to find yourself in a situation where your toilet is overflowing, give Premier Carpet Care & Water Damage Restoration a call as soon as possible. Our toilet overflow service in Washington, MO will work quickly to stop the overflow problem. We are also fully capable of fixing any residual damage caused by the water.
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