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Critical Actions To Take After a Toilet Overflows

5/17/2022 (Permalink)

Overflowing broken toilet The toilet in your home in Bothell, WA, could overflow for one of several reasons.

After a Toilet Overflow, Take These Important Steps

The toilet in your home in Bothell, WA, could overflow for one of several reasons. Sometimes there is a problem with the seal, allowing water to leak out the bottom of the commode. Other times the toilet clogs and water comes out the top, spilling onto the floor. A third possibility involves a sudden breakage of the porcelain which results in a small-scale disaster. In all cases, you have potential sewer damage and must take swift and appropriate actions. Do not rush right into things, as the spill could contain harmful elements that should be kept away from skin contact.

Assess the Severity of the Flooded Toilet
If you cannot stop the flow of water, or if the water has touched carpeting or is seeping into and through the flooring, you have a serious situation on your hands. At this point, you should call for the services of a professional water damage restoration firm. The sewage company experts will send trained technicians to perform the following actions:

  • Clean up all standing water with vacuums and pumps
  • Dry out moist areas with dryers and ventilation
  • Clean and sanitize impacted surfaces
  • Restore all damaged structures

Make Sure the Work Is Complete
In addition to cleaning up the sewer damage, the workers will use appropriate PPE such as gloves and masks for increased safety. They will also make sure the humidity of the bathroom is brought down to suitable levels, thus ensuring that mold growth will not occur. The final step of restoration should fix any problems with the toilet. You should be satisfied that things are as they were before the problem began.
Taking care of any type of sewer damage requires specialized equipment and skills and a focus on safety protocols. The job must be done professionally to prevent any additional problems.

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