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Overflowing Toilet? Here's What to Do

4/7/2022 (Permalink)

white toilet overflowing with water Water Damage Caused by Overflowing Toilet

If you had to deal with an unexpected overflowing toilet just by flushing, you may have sewer damage instead of a minor surface-level problem. To lessen the risk of overflowing water damaging your floors, here are a couple of steps to take note of before calling a water damage restoration specialist and sewage company. 

Stopping the Overflow

Remove the top lid of the toilet and lift the float. As you do this it would be easier if someone else shuts off the water valve that's sitting right behind the toilet.

Mop the Remaining Water on the Floor

Once you have turned off the water and the toilet has stopped leaking, you can start to mop away the remaining water and sanitize the area affected area thoroughly.


Plunging the toilet ensures that all the pipes are cleared out and that there's not any extra blockage causing your toilet to overflow again. In the case, plunging didn't solve the issue, give a call to your local sewage company.

Professional Help 

If you can tell the water your dealing with is sewage water, it's crucial to get in contact with an expert. SERVPRO of Northridge and SERVPRO of Granda Hills will examine and sanitize all the affected areas properly making sure your floors, walls, and baseboards are safe from mold and health concerns from the water leakage.

Have questions? Call SERVPRO of Northridge (818) 993-9339

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