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How to Deal with An Overflowing Toilet

Why do toilets Toilets Overflow?

An overflowing toilet is caused because of a clogged or blocked drain that doesn't allow for a proper flush, an improperly adjusted float that allows the tank to overfill, a blocked vent pipe that replaces the air in the pipe after each flush, or simply because the toilet is already too old and needs to be replaced because it stopped working properly.

Getting Down To The Big Issue

Narrowing down the problem becomes a lot clearer once a plunger has been used. Ideally, you take the time to make sure the water isn’t continuously overflowing. In fact, you want to make sure to keep towels around the toilet in the event that it is still overflowing water. Next, you’ll want to check around the tank. What you want to look for are any leaks. If water is still overflowing but no leaks insight, it’s important to contact a professional as the issue may be with your septic tank itself.

Use The Plunger Properly

One of the best things you can do is utilize your plunger effectively and efficiently. In fact, the first thing you can do is pick up the plunger at the first sight of toilet overflow. However, one of the most important components of using a plunger properly involves using it correctly. The idea behind a plunger is that it ultimately creates a nice seal that can then pressurize the pipes uniquely making sure that whatever material is causing the overflow eventually gets easily flushed.

You should be able to handle an overflowing toilet on your own. However, if the issue involves your septic tank it’s important to contact a professional who can help assist you to resolve the dilemma and get your toilet in proper working order. Overflowing toilets are incredibly common and are easy enough to fix. Taking the time to investigate the various ways to get your toilet to stop overflowing is totally possible. And if worse comes to worst, get a professional involved to ensure your toilet works properly, effectively, and efficiently for your home leaving you to finally be able to use your toilet and enjoy it for many years to come.

If this is your case, and you live in Miami, please contact JCN Plumbing: 786-758-3085

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