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What to do if Your Toilet is Overflowing

When you have a plumbing problem, the best thing to do is call the experts at Affordable Service Plumbing and Heating. Our experienced plumbing professionals can fix your problem and get things running smoothly again - quickly and affordably. However, some plumbing issues require some quick thinking on your part to assure things don’t get out of hand - for example, an overflowing toilet. What should you do if you’re faced with this disaster? Following these steps first, may make a big difference in the outcome.

Shut off the Water
By locating and shutting off water to the toilet, using the valve near the base, you will prevent further overflow. Then, you can investigate the potential cause. If you cannot find this, immediately contact Affordable Service for further advice.

Clean Up
Quickly clean up any overflow. If you have a wet/dry vacuum, that may be helpful, but at the very least clean up with towels. Follow up with a good mopping using a diluted bleach solution. This will prevent your floor or walls from becoming damaged.

Unclog if Possible
If there is a solid mass clogging the bowl of the toilet, you may be able to dislodge it with a plunger. Do not use a store bought chemical additive to unclog the toilet - these can cause problems with your pipes or septic system if you have one.

Finally, if you get the immediate problem resolved, but clogs, persist you should obtain professional assistance because there could be several hidden issues that need to be addressed. If you’re dealing with toilet troubles or have any other questions, contact us at Affordable Service today. We are your Albuquerque-area plumbing professionals!

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