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Toilet overflows and leaks can cause tremendous damage to your home

2/17/2021 (Permalink)

White toilet with soiled bowl and some dirty marks on toilet seat cover If your toilet overflows with sewage or fecal matter, leave it to the professionals to clean up the mess and take care of the water damage.

Unfortunately, sometimes toilets leak and can get clogged and overflow.  A clogged toilet can lead to water damage that can be quite costly.

What do I do?

Don’t keep flushing to see if the waste will go down.

Try using a plunger. If the toilet is clogged, try dislodging the clog with a plunger.

Turn off the water. If your toilet bowl is overflowing, then the first thing you should do is turn off the water supply to your toilet.

If the overflow contains sewage or fecal matter, it can be potentially dangerous.  Do not touch anything without proper protective clothing.  If it soaks into your flooring or carpet, it may need to be removed especially if it is considered a biohazard.

Call a professional plumber to fix the problem.

If your home is damaged from a toilet leak or overflow, it can be a large cleanup job.  Don’t try to handle the water damage yourself.  Our professional and highly trained technicians will take care of the water damage for you.

Call SERVPRO of Medina County/Gateway/Western Lake County to clean up any toilet water damage. 

Call us 800-933-7179 today!

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