How to Stop an Overflowing Toilet before the London Plumber Arrives

Updated on Thursday 30th August 2018

The last thing homeowners want to walk into when going to the bathroom is an overflowing toilet. The best thing to do in this case is to call a plumber to have it fixed, but until then the best solution is to try to contain the problem. How to do that? Our plumber in London explains below the steps one should take when dealing with an overflowing toilet and before calling a professional.

1. Turn off the water in the bathroom

Most London homes have different valves which shut down the water independently in the bathroom and kitchen, so the first thing to do is to locate the valve that shuts down the pipeline supplying the bathroom if the problem seems very serious.

2. What to do if the water does not stop running?

If you have turned the water off, but the toilet bowl is still overflowing, then the plumbing issue is far more extensive, and you will need to take off the toilet tank lid and lift the floater or the float ball which indicates the water level in the tank. However, that is only a temporary fix and you will not be able to use the toilet anymore.

3. Check for other plumbing issues around the house

Once you have stopped the water from overflowing from the toilet, you need to verify the rest of the house, if you have more than one bathroom in order to not have any other unpleasant surprises.

4. Call the London plumbing professional

There is always the possibility to fix an overflowing toilet bowl on your own, as this is one of the most common bathroom problems in a London home. However, you should know that if you did not fix it properly, the problem could worsen over time. This is why, as soon as you have contained the problem it is best to call our plumbers in London who will be able to check for any other damage.

Trying to fix common bathroom or kitchen plumbing problems on your own is not wrong. However, once you have done that, it is best to call a plumber and have him inspect the place in order to make sure the problem has indeed been resolved.

Our plumbers in London have modern equipment and can help in a various array of plumbing issues related to old, but also new homes. No matter the problem you have in your home, contact our plumbers immediately.
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