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How to Deal with a Toilet Overflow

10/15/2018 (Permalink)

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How to Deal with a Toilet Overflow

At one time or another, you’ve probably had to deal with a toilet overflow. Sometimes it’s due to a simple clog that’s easy to fix. Other times it can be much more overwhelming. If sewer damage is involved, the impact can be devastating. 


What Happens

When there is sewer damage, whether it’s a broken pipe or a clog, the wastewater has to go somewhere. If it can’t be drained, it can back up into your residence. This is why you usually end up with a flooded toilet when your sewer has been compromised.


Extra Measures

When the overflow begins, here’s how you can help prevent further backflow and the buildup of contaminated water:

  • Don’t flush toilets
  • Keep running water off
  • Turn off water to the building


What To Do

The wastewater that overflows into your home due to sewage damage is full of dangerous contaminants and toxins. Unless you have the proper gear and equipment, you don’t want to be inside the flood or clean it up on your own. Call your sewage company immediately, and then call SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle.

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