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Common Causes of Toilet Overflow

Toilet Overflow

When dealing with Toilet Overflow, there are a few things you should know.

When dealing with Toilet Overflow, there are a few things you should know. For starters, keep your distance. Depending on the cause of the overflow, you could be dealing with what is known as category three, or Black Water. This is the most dangerous form of water intrusion as it has come into contact with fecal matter, a haven for harmful bacteria and disease-causing pathogens.

Common Causes of Toilet Overflow

Your toilet and the corresponding sewage system is a very simple system that uses gravity to remove sewage from your home. When something prevents this system from working properly, water and sewage will eventually find their way back into your home. This is commonly caused by a clog, plumbing defect, or a problem with the main sewage line.

  1. Clogging: The most common cause of toilet overflow is a clog, a blockage that does not allow sewage to flush.
  2. Plumbing Defects: Another common cause of toilet overflow is plumbing defects, such as the tank float mechanism, which regulates water flow, not working properly or the handle getting stuck in the flush position.
  3. Damaged Sewer Line: If your home’s main sewer line becomes blocked, cracked or broken, sewage will not be able to drain properly. As a result, it will work its way back up the line and enter your home at the lowest possible point, most often a basement toilet.

Toilet overflow can cause major issues, from water damage to mold and more.  When dealing with toilet overflow and black water, it is important to call a water damage restoration company immediately!

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