Toilet overflows can happen to every one of us once in a while.
When this problem does occur, it always causes great panic due to an overflowing
toilet’s damaging and unsanitary consequences. Fortunately, there
are a couple of steps you can immediately take to prevent your toilet
from overflowing while you wait for a licensed plumber to fix the issue
once and for all.
The following are the steps you should take to stop an overflowing toilet:
Close the water valve. Most toilets possess a water valve, which is generally located on the
wall or near the base of the bowl. This valve controls all water which
flows into and through the system. As soon as you find the valve, turn
it to the right to shut it off.
Use the ball cock. There are some toilets out there that do not possess a water valve. However,
there is another solution to stop the overflowing water (and waste). Lift
the lid off the toilet tank and find a rubber ball attached to a lever.
That is called the ball cock. As the water in the tank rises, the ball
cock floats up along with it until it causes the lever to close off the
supply of water. If you lift the ball cock all the way up, it should prevent
any additional water from flowing into the tank, working in the same fashion
as a water valve.
request our services as soon as your toilet stops overflowing,
contact Smith’s Plumbing Services and speak with our licensed Bartlett plumber today. Over 10 years of professional