What to Do if Your Toilet Is Leaking or Overflowing

toilet is leaking or overflowing

As far as bathroom problem goes, it doesn’t get much worst than the toilet is leaking or overflowing, which is often solved with a bit of dynamic plumbing.

Sometimes, toilet problems can get quite a bit worse. A minor crack in the bowl or seal can cause massive water damage over a long period of time.

If you discover your toilet is leaking or overflowing, here’s a brief guide to find out what you should do.

Turn Off the Water

With all plumbing emergency, the first thing you need to do is shut off the water. As far as toilet emergencies go, you don’t necessarily need to turn off water to the entire house. There should be a shutoff valve either on the wall behind the toilet or around the base. Turn the valve to the right to close it and shut off flow to the toilet. If you can’t find any valve around the toilet, you may have to shut off water to the entire house.

Clear the Area

Even a minor amount of water can damage furniture and other objects around your house beyond repair. It is best to clear the area to limit the damage as much as possible. This will also help Logical Heating & Plumbing Solutions to reach the problem more easily when he shows up to fix it.

Mop Up

You may not be able to solve the problem on your own, but at least you can make a start by cleaning up the water that is already spilled in the surrounding area. Once you have made sure that no new water can spill out leaving a puddle, mop up what you can and wait for your plumber to arrive.

If you have any further enquiries, then feel free to call Logical Heating & Plumbing solutions a plumbing croydon company.

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