What To Do When You Have A Plumbing Overflow?

Plumbing overflow is an unwanted situation causing distress. The sudden overflow of water comes from the plumbing system, which causes water or sewage to overflow from sinks, toilets, bathtubs, or other plumbing fixtures. In this situation, you are bound to panic and wonder what to do. Go through the article to know what actions to take when a plumbing overflow situation occurs so that you can avoid the damage and health hazards it can pose.

Plumbing overflow

Why Does A Plumbing Overflow happen?

Plumbing overflow can occur due to a range of factors. Identifying the underlying cause and addressing the issue promptly is important to prevent further damage and minimize the risk of health hazards. Some of the most common plumbing overflow causes are:

  • A clogged drain is the most common cause of plumbing overflow. These clogs can happen due to hair, grease, soap scum, etc.
  • A backup in the sewer line can cause water to overflow from your drains and toilets.
  • A leaky pipe can cause water to accumulate in walls, ceilings, or floors, leading to an overflow.
  • Faulty plumbing fixtures can cause water overflow and flood the surrounding area.
  • High water pressure can cause leaks, overflows, and water damage in plumbing fixtures, increasing the risk of mold growth.
  • Poorly installed plumbing fixtures or pipes can lead to overflow issues.
  • Natural disasters such as floods or heavy rain are one of the causes of overflow.
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Measures of A Plumbing Overflow Situation

When a plumbing overflow situation occurs, you need to calm your mind. Panicking will only worsen the situation. Don’t PANIC and follow these steps.

  • The first thing's first is to turn the water supply off.
  • Use towels, mops, or a wet/dry vacuum to remove as much standing water as possible.
  • Dry the affected area using fans or a dehumidifier, and if possible, open the windows and doors to increase ventilation.
  • Monitor the situation to ensure that the situation doesn't get worse.

When To Call for A Professional?

After you have taken all the primary measures, it is time to leave the rest to the professionals. Wanting to do more on your own will not solve the problem rather, it can make it worse. The professionals can find the exact reasons for the overflow and attend to it.

PDQ Fire Water Damage Restoration is a company that has a team of experts to handle the plumbing overflow situation with the proper expertise. We utilize modern equipment and a proper method plan to recover your property from the plumbing overflow. Along with that, we will also take care of any water damage issues that may have arisen. Give us a call at 973-447-3363 to learn more about us.

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