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.
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!