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Tips for Handling a Continuously Flushing Toilet

2/25/2021 (Permalink)

A continuously flushing toilet in your commercial building is more than a minor nuisance.

A continuously flushing toilet in your commercial building is more than a minor nuisance. Toilet overflow can create the type of water damage that makes the bathroom difficult to use and can cause other types of damage such as the growth and spread of mold. The damage associated with a toilet flood may or may not be covered by your insurance policy. The continuous flushing adds more water to the bowl of the urinal, which can spill out onto the floor in your building in North Bend, WA. Another thing to consider is that the water may contain unpleasant odors, making it all the more critical to stop a toilet that keeps flushing.

Putting a Hush on the Flush

Follow these steps to handle continuous flushing or toilet overflow:

  • For a manual flushometer, use a flathead screwdriver to turn off the water supply.
  • For an automatic flushometer, hold the button down.
  • Remove any clogs using an auger, drain snake or toilet plunger.
  • Reach out to a provider of water damage repair services for cleanup.

The professional cleaners can remove any standing water or waste. They have the knowledge and tools to remove or repair other items affected, including floors, ceilings and walls. Your building may also require other types of care that can best be addressed by the pros including special cleaning methods, drying and disinfection techniques and odor control.

Getting Back to Pre-Damage Conditions
Toilet overflow may also involve sewer backup, which is an emergency situation. Your best course of action is to leave this work to the professionals who can remediate your building and affected areas with 24-7 availability. These pros work to restore your property back to pre-damage conditions as well as minimize the interruption to your business or that of the building’s occupants.
A continuously flushing toilet can lead to major damage that can spread from the bathroom to other parts of the building. While it may be possible for you to stop a toilet, the cleanup is best left to a professional remediation service provider.

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