Overflowing Toilet – Toilet Overflow Issues?
An overflowing toilet can prove quite troublesome, disgusting, and even hazardous if not addressed. It is actually quite common for a toilet to overflow, which can leave standing water all over your bathroom floor. If not addressed properly a wet bathroom floor can lead to injuries from slips and falls. Prevent injuries and water damage by contacting a professional water damage restoration and repair company to address the issue and fix the damages. You may also want to contact a plumber to fix the toilet so the overflow problem does not continue. A plumber can determine what causes the problem.
There are a number of reasons why you may face an overflowing toilet. Clogs are the most common reason. In some instances you can easily fix a clogged toilet with a liquid plumber such as Drain-O and a plunger. However, some clogs require a snake, which professional plumbers use to take out deep plumbing clogs. If plunging the toilet does not work, contact a professional plumber to have them fix the problem for you. Contact a water damage restoration and repair company to address any water damages caused by the overflow. Overflow can cause damages to floors, subfloors and walls.
Water damage restore and repair companies are quite familiar with several types of water damage resulting from floods, overflowing appliances, overflowing toilets, and even plumbing and appliance leaks. The worst thing about a toilet that overflows is dealing with sewage. If the sewage backs up, it can cause the toilet to backup. Additionally, anyone familiar with a septic tank may also face problems with toilet overflows. Continuous overflow can cause floor rotting as time goes by. Do not let water damage get out of control. Call a professional to address the problem as soon as you are aware of it.
Since an overflowing toilet can lead to water damage, it can also lead to a buildup of a mold or mildew. Mold and mildew buildup poses a health hazard. Breathing in mold or mildew can lead to respiratory problems. Make sure you go in and clean move any bathroom furniture so you are providing enough space area for the contractors to work with. Although the contractors will generally take care of cleanup, repair, and restoration, you will have to wash any clothing, towels, and miscellaneous items that received damage from the toilet overflow. Make sure you wear gloves when handling any cleanup.