What To Do If Your Toilet Overflows

You stand back and gasp as the water in your toilet slowly rises to the top. You realize that something is blocking the drain and there’s nothing you can do about it now. Or can you?


The first step to solving the problem is to stop the immediate overflow. Once you have that under way, turn off the toilet’s water supply. You can usually find this near the bottom side of the bowl.

Then, remove the tank cover and lift the float cup or float ball high enough so the water stops running. If you can’t seem to get it to stop, turn off the water supply to the entire house. It’s usually located in the basement near the water heater and it looks like a valve or a knob.

You’re going to have to remove any excess water at the brim of the bowl, so make sure you put on rubber gloves before you do so. Once you remove enough water, you can use your plunger to try to unclog the drain. If it doesn’t, you may need to call in the professionals!

Don’t panic! The expert plumbers at Dean’s Professional Plumbing, Heating, Air & Drains are here to help! Contact us at 763-515-4852 when you need service!

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