What Causes my Toilet to Overflow??

We’vetoilet-200x300 all been there, standing over an overflowing toilet, panicking. It’s bad enough at home, but in a public place or at a friend’s house? The embarrassment is almost too much to handle.

To avoid this mortifying experience in the future, it’s good to know what causes a toilet to overflow, that way you can avoid committing the crimes against toilet kind.

First off, a toilet overflows when the pipes that lead toilet water get clogged. When using a toilet, make sure not to put too much toilet paper in the bowl. If extra paper is necessary, flush after every couple wipes to not overwork a toilet. Also avoid putting solid objects, food, and feminine products in the toilet. Those have a way of causing a major clog.

If you are faced with a clogged, overflowing toilet, don’t attempt to flush multiple times hoping more water will push the clog down. That won’t work in most cases. Go for the plunger and use forceful pumps, or call the VA, MD, and D.C. plumbing experts at Magnolia Plumbing.


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