There is never a convenient time to deal with an overflowing toilet, yet it’s a problem most people will run into at least once. So, what’s the best course of action? Next time you’re faced with the unmistakable sound of water spilling onto the bathroom floor, follow these steps:

1. Turn Water Off

Stop it at the source and turn off the toilet’s water supply. This is typically a valve located on the wall behind the toilet. Turn the valve until the water stops running. Shutting off the valve may be difficult since it is usually always open.

2. Depress the Suction

If your toilet continues to overflow or you cannot turn off the water, remove the tank’s lid and depress the suction. This is a hinged rubber disc or flap that covers the hole at the bottom of the tank. If the suction is open, manually close it. 

3. Call Reliable Plumbing

Once the water has stopped flowing, turn to the professionals. At Reliable Plumbing, our trained experts are ready to restore your bathroom and prevent future inconveniences. From drain system cleaning and repair to plumbing installation, we offer a variety of plumbing services to meet your needs. Contact us today and learn more about our residential plumbing solutions.