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Let Us Help You With Your Overflowing Toilet

toilet-with-sprayer-and-phoneIsn’t it so annoying when your toilet starts overflowing? Suddenly everything has to come to a halt until you can get this situation resolved (hopefully before there is water all over the floor too).

While there are many home remedies that you can use for a quick fix, getting rid of the problem completely requires more hands-on experience. If you’re located in Pomona, fortunately, our team of plumbers can help you out. However, it’s always a good idea to be aware of the reasons behind toilet overflows so you can avoid them as much as possible. 

Let’s take a look at reasons why your toilet might be overflowing:

Drain Blockages

A blockage anywhere in the vent pipes or the drain could cause your toilet to overflow. If there’s a blockage in the drain, the water can overflow from the toilet’s bowl. Getting rid of the smaller blockages is easy, and it only requires a plunger and some elbow grease.

However, if the blockage is bigger or if it’s located in the vent pipes, you will most definitely need the help of a professional plumber.

A Leaking Tank

A leak in the tank of the toilet could mean there’s a high filler float. A filler float that is set too high would cause the tank to fill to its capacity and ultimately leak from the sides. You could fix the filler float setting yourself; however, we would recommend not getting your hands dirty–especially if you don’t know how it’s done.

Broken Plumbing

Depending on the type of water (clean or dirty), a leakage could indicate a broken part in your toilet or a broken or cracked seal around the toilet base. A broken tank, bowl, or seal will require the help of a professional.

What to do before calling a plumber?

There are a few things you can do before calling a plumber. However, it is important to note that most home remedies are quick fixes that don’t last long. Here are some things you can do before the plumber arrives:

  1. Close the circular rubber flapper to stop the water from overflowing.
  2. Whatever you do, DON’T flush the toilet again.
  3. Turn on ventilation, and don’t forget to put paper towels around your toilet. This will help you control the mess that’s being created.
  4. Use a plunger to see if you can clear the blockage yourself.

When In Doubt, Call Us!

Looking for a professional plumber can be hard. You will come across many who disguise themselves as ‘plumbers’ but have no professional experience. If you end up with one of the scammers, this could mean more damage to your toilets and additional costs.

Don’t run the risk of adding more trouble to your day. Come to us for reliable and professional plumbing services. The team at Sweetwater Plumbing has been providing plumbing services in the area since 2009. You don’t need to look further for a plumber in Pomona who is experienced and reliable. 

And remember, we don’t charge by the hour, we charge by the job! Contact Sweetwater Plumbing today.

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