People tend to experience a moment of panic when their toilet begins to overflow. Knowing how to stop a toilet from overflowing can help prevent a disgusting mess in your bathroom. It’s also important to know how to plunge your toilet and avoid toilet clogs in the future. At Terry’s Plumbing, we can help you with all three issues.
When your toilet overflows, the first course of action is to stop the water. There are three logical ways to do this.
Once the water is turned off, you might find yourself standing with your hand inside your toilet tank wondering what to do next. Never fear: the water inside the toilet bowl will likely start to go down after a minute. When the water in the bowl is completely down, you can take your hand out of the tank.
Once the immediate problem has been handled, it’s time to plunge your toilet.
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The best way to prevent clogs is to avoid flushing anything that isn’t human waste, water or toilet paper. Never flush any product just because it claims to be “flushable.” Kitty litter, tampons, baby wipes, adult wipes and diapers are not appropriate for the sewers or the septic tank. They should never go down your drains.
If your toilet in Pittsburgh is still clogged, even after using a plunger or an airtight vacuum seal, call Terry’s Plumbing. We will take care of your plumbing and return your toilet back to proper working order. Call us today at 412-364-9114.