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Don't Panic - What to Do if Your Toilet is Overflowing

Don't Panic - What to Do if Your Toilet is Overflowing

It's one of the worst types of clogged drains you can get, and unfortunately, one that most of us will have to encounter in our lifetimes: a clogged, overflowing toilet. It can result in hours of cleanup and plenty of headaches – but don't panic! The first thing you need to do is to turn off the toilet's water supply to keep the flooding from getting worse. Next, attempt to clear the clog in the toilet so that the excess water can drain out. If you're unable to clear the blockage, call a professional ASAP. The sooner the clog is cleared up, the sooner you can get back to having a sanitary, functioning bathroom, so don't hesitate to call in the big guns of your local plumbing company in Florida!

Cut off the toilet's water supply by turning off the main shutoff valve.

Toilet with its lid off to shut off main valve in Adamsville, FL.

The first step in addressing a clogged and overflowing toilet is to stop the influx of water. Take the lid off of the tank of the toilet and locate the flapper that allows...

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