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Think Twice Before Tackling an Overflowing Toilet

6/11/2020 (Permalink)

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Plumbing issues can be much more than just a hassle to deal with in your Cedar Creek, TX, property. That is especially so when it comes to a flooded toilet. While it may seem like no big problem to grab a few towels and clean it up, based on the purpose of a toilet, the water within it is considered black water. That means there are potentially harmful microbes, sewage or chemicals. If it is sewer damage causing the backup, it can be unsafe to clean without the proper tools and techniques.

Common Culprits

Overflows can happen for various reasons. The top three include:

Clogs: This is the most common culprit and is often associated with flushing items that aren’t meant to be flushed. The source of the clog can often be seen.
Leaks: Cracked basins or bowls can lead to serious leaks, which can spread beyond the bathroom. If that is the culprit, it is best to turn off the water to avoid the problem worsening.
Blockage: If there is no apparent reason why the toilet isn’t draining, there is likely sewer damage or a pipe being blocked. Since the culprit isn’t visible, a professional plumber will likely need to be called to address the issue.

Call the Experts
Although the culprits may be common, cleanup shouldn’t be considered a common task. While a sewage company should be called to address the underlying issue, a water remediation and restoration expert should be contacted to properly clean up the damage. Even if the damage seems minimal, water can quickly spread and lead to mold growth. Once that happens, colonies rapidly begin production and can begin affecting other areas of the property within days. Counting on a professional ready to help 24/7 means avoiding mold and ensuring that black water damage is properly cleaned.
If any form of sewer damage happens, count on help that is Faster to Any Size Disaster to ensure proper cleanup and peace of mind that further damage won’t happen.

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