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What To Do If: Your Toilet Has Overflowed Everywhere

Are you panicking because the toilet overflowed again?

Find the Source of the Problem

Do you hate having to clean up a huge mess in your bathroom? There could be a number of reasons why the water suddenly backed up after a flush: The tank float that controls water flow might be displaced, the tank might be cracked, or there might be a blockage in the toilet hole. You need to act fast to prevent further damage.

Stop the Water Supply

Normally, the toilet can be unclogged with a plunger the moment you realize the water is not going down the toilet bowl. If that fails, then you'd better check inside the tank itself. To prevent the water level from rising, you can lift the float ball or cup to stop the water from rising. If you don't see anything in the tank, turn the knob on the pipes behind the toilet to shut the water off. Then, check if you have a valve or knob located near the water heater. If so, this regulates the water supply and you should shut it off in case the overflow is caused by a sewage backup including sewer lines that are full of wastewater.

Halt Water Damage

Did you know that an overflowing toilet can cause water damage to your house's sewer system? This produces what is called "black water", the dirty wastewater that contains flushed urine or feces which will contaminate your bathroom with pathogenic bacteria. The water loss is likely to spread some infectious diseases, therefore it needs to be cleaned up as soon as possible before flooding the bathroom floor.


Call a Professional Restoration Service

To get to the source of the problem and for help cleaning up a big mess, call the team of trained professionals at Complete Restoration Services. They know the exact procedures that will help repair your property's sewage system back to its original state. They will also ensure your bathroom is properly secured and take care of any standing water left over from draining the sewer line, followed by structures linked to your toilet. Your bathroom will also be thoroughly leaned and free of microbial growth.

Click here to read more about our Sewage Damage Restoration Services in Boise.

For emergencies and 24/7 Immediate dispatch, call Complete Restoration Services at (208) 794-9073. For non emergencies, fill out our contact form.

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