Stop Your Overflowing Toilet

Overflowing toilets require quick thinking and quick action, but it’s not strenuous to take care of it if you suppose how! Remove the lid from the toilet tank hastily and carefully and set it aside, however place it anywhere secure, however don’t worry about laying it on towels or anything savor that! Remember, you don’t have much time to lose! Next, press down on the flapper valve inside the toilet tank, however you don’t need to worry about the sanitary conditions of the tank’s water, but the flapper is the rubber piece in the center of the tank’s bottom… By doing this, you should be able to prevent more water from entering the bowl and from overflowing, and lift up on the float that operates the tank fill valve once you have secured the flapper valve.

  • As the main water supply is shut off, the water level in the bowl should slowly decrease.

After about a minute, when the water level returns to normal, you can let go of the float and let the bowl refill without worrying about it overflowing, then keep an eye on it so you can stop it if the level increases. If the water level doesn’t start to drop after about a minute, continue to hold the float while you shut off the water at the toilet supply valve, situated near the floor or in the wall behind the toilet, then close it by turning it clockwise. If you can’t reach the valve while holding the float, let go of the ball and close the valve as fast as you can. Stop using all plumbing fixtures as soon as the toilet stops overflowing and use a plunger to see if you can clear the blockage. If only 1 toilet is jammed, the problem is most likely just with that toilet; However, if more than 1 toilet is affected, you may have a jammed plan drain or a failing septic system.

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