Toilet Overflow
Commercial & Residential

Toilet Overflow

Every single homeowner who experienced an overflowing toilet understands how important cleanup is. However, few know how to do it properly. Usually, people just take a mop or some towels and remove some of the standing water. Unfortunately, this is not enough. Fortunately, there is no need for you to panic. Green Restoration cleanup experts can help you to deal with toilet overflow cleanup properly. We’re available for you in all Connecticut counties and in Westchester County, NY.

Common Toilet Overflow Causes

In most cases, toilets overflow because of clogs, which appear because of flushing inappropriate items. This includes sanitary products, flush diapers, paper towels, and several other solid items. 

The most common causes of toilet overflow cleanups are:

  • Clogged Toilet Bowls This can even be caused by flushing too much paper.
  • Clogged Toilet Traps  Toilets usually use an s-shaped trap. This helps prevent the sewer gasses from coming up the toilet drain.
  • Clogged Drain Pipes  Waste tends to get stuck in one of the bends of the drain pipes.
  • Clogged Sewer Lines Non-flushable items tend to build up in the sewer line. Several other associated problems can appear, like gurgling drains or backed-up sinks.
  • Low Flow Toilets Although they can save water, many have problems with flushing items down the drain.
  • Toilet Problems      This includes issues like broken tank floats and stuck handles.

How to Clean Toilet Overflow

Green Restoration officially recommends that you turn off the water supply as soon as possible. This is the most important thing you have to do to reduce the potential water damage. Also, in the event that the overflow is large or several hours passed since the incident happened, contact us as soon as possible. 

The steps that you can take yourself are:

As already mentioned, you need to turn off the water supply of your toilet. It is essential to act as quickly as possible.

Until Green Restoration professionals can come to your home, you can be active and not let the dirty toilet water sitting right on the bathroom floor. Clean up everything as quickly as possible and try to remove as much water as you can. If you have a second running toilet in the home, throw away the wastewater.

Every single home needs to have a plunger. It is an indispensable tool when toilets overflow. Right after mopping up the standing water, the plunger can be used to try to unclog the overflown toilet.

Contact a Professional to Properly Clean Toilet Overflows

By following the three recommendations above, you can take care of most overflown toilets. However, it is always a very good idea to contact Green Restoration cleanup experts because it is common to make a mistake when you clean water spills and floods. 

In most cases, the clog can be cleared by the homeowner with a plunger. The same cannot be said about bacteria and leftover water. Certified Green Restoration toilet overflow cleanup professionals will eliminate all standing water first. Then, we will dry everything and make sure no moisture remains behind. Also, we sanitize every affected area to make sure the entire toilet area is safe for people. 

If you want the toilet overflow to be cleaned appropriately, contact us now!

Who We Help

Home Owners

We are available 24 hours a day to get any business back up and running. With our entire scope of restoration services available for our commercial clients, our highly experienced team will remedy any damage your company may face.

Real Estate Professionals

In any emergency that happens with your property, Green Restoration takes immediate response to begin the restoration process. Our team of experts can fix your home using the safest and most environmentally-friendly products available.

Property Managers

Whether you have a small school building or a higher education campus, Green Restoration Professionals will work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area so that normal operations can resume while we restore your facility.

Environmental Specialist

As a restoration partner, we are committed to building a lasting relationship that ensures satisfaction for both property owners and tenants alike, all while keeping costs down and minimizing liabilities.

Home Inspectors

As a restoration partner, we are committed to building a lasting relationship that ensures satisfaction for both property owners and tenants alike, all while keeping costs down and minimizing liabilities.

Healthcare Professionals

Whether you have a small school building or a higher education campus, Green Restoration Professionals will work quickly to assess each unique situation and isolate the damaged area so that normal operations can resume while we restore your facility.

Frequently Asked Questions

Our team experts have the equipment and expertise to restore damage caused to your property due to pre-water damage conditions. We make use of a scientific method to remove and completely clean up the water. Every water damage is different and has its own unique solution to it; however, the general process is the same and consists of the following steps:

Step 1- Contact

When you contact us, our specialist will ask you a couple of questions that will help us in dealing with your water problem efficiently and quickly. This initial contact is very necessary for an efficient and fast restoration.

Step 2- Water Damage Inspection and Assessment

We also inspect the water damage caused to your property and then create an effective plan for its successful restoration. This is a very important step.

Step 3- Water Extraction and Removal

Usually, thousands and hundreds of gallons of water are removed via pumps and vacuums. Our professionals focus on starting this process right away in order to reduce damage and help in the prevention of mold growth.

Step 4- Dehumidification and Drying

After the water is removed, our special equipment targets the water that is not easy to access. This process makes use of scientific drying methods in order to draw out the water and moisture left behind via dehumidifiers and air movers.

Step 5- Sanitizing and Cleaning

Water damage affects your furniture, belongings, clothing, and other items, and we ensure that your items can be revived back using different specialized techniques. Our experts also sanitize the area using antimicrobial treatments and remove odor via fogging equipment and industrial air scrubbers.

Step 6- Restoration

This is the last step and restores your property to its pre-damage condition. This restoration step can be minor such as replacing some drywall panels, and sometimes it can be major such as the reconstruction of the entire house.

After any water damage, your main focus must be safety. You should ask yourself if it is safe to stay in your house. Look out for electrical hazards and wet materials in the house that can cause slipping.

Once you’ve decided on whether it is safe in the house, you can move on with the dos and don’ts of water damage.

What To Do After A Flooding

  • Remove any excess water using a mop

  • Wipe the water from wooden furniture after removing table top items and lamps

  • Remove any wet cushions or upholstery

  • Turn the air conditioner on so that it gets completely dry

  • Move any art objects you have to a dry and safe place

  • Gather any loose items present on the floor

  • If you have coloured rugs, then remove them from the wet carpets

What To Not Do After A Flooding

  • Don’t leave any wet fabric in place

  • Do not leave magazines and books or other items on the floor

  • Do not use your household vacuum to remove the water

  • Avoid using household appliances or the television

  • Do not turn the ceiling fixture when it is wet, and do not go in the room where the ceiling is saggy

Water mitigation can come from many different sources and events, but there is something common with them all. The first thing is that water damage is one of the main reasons many house owners claim insurance every year. It is also one of the reasons why the insurance rate keeps on rising.

The second thing in common is that, if ignored, it can lead to hazards, so handling it right away is very important. Water damage restoration and mitigation services also include:

  • Water and fire mitigation

  • Water cleanup

  • Floor water mitigation

  • Water damage repairing

  • Floor restoration and water remediation

The amount of damage that occurred in your house determines the time it will take for the restoration to take place. Usually, a normal-sized room takes 72 hours for drying. Once it gets dry, it can take a week for mildew and mold removal, and then comes construction, which takes another couple of weeks.

The entire process can take anywhere from two weeks to a month, depending on the damage caused.

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