How To Handle Your Shower Or Tub Overflowing?

You step into the shower and see ankle-deep water there, or the water in your bathtub won’t drain. This is a concerning situation. The most common scenario is that the drain line is clogged. This is a situation that needs immediate attention and action. Rather than stressing over it, you can follow some measures to minimize the damage and deal with the matter. Here is an overview to guide you on the way you can handle an overflowing shower or tub.

Shower And Tub Overflowing By Water

Understanding The Causes of Shower or Tub Overflow

The first step to managing a shower or tub overflow is to identify the source of it. This will let you tackle the situation well and also prepare you for future incidents. If the shower or tub is overflowing, then the following can be the reason.

  • Clogged drain or pipe
  • Malfunctioning plumbing fixtures
  • High water pressure
  • Blocked vent pipe
  • Incorrect installation of plumbing fixtures
  • Corroded or damaged pipes
  • Tree roots growing into pipes
  • Improper use of plumbing fixtures
Installed shower and fixtures

Consider These Steps to Handle The Situation

After identifying the reason for the overflow, it is important to take some prompt actions to stop further damage. You can:

Assess the situation

  • Turn off the water supply
  • Evaluate the extent of the damage

Clean up the water

  • Use towels, a mop, or a wet/dry vacuum to remove the water
  • Be careful not to slip and fall on the wet surface

Unclog the drain

  • Use a plunger or plumbing snake to remove any blockages in the drain
  • Run hot water down the drain to help clear any remaining debris

Other things that you can do

  • Turn the electricity off to prevent further unwanted situations that can cause. The overflowing water, if gets in touch with electricity, will cause severe harm to property and people, even causing death.
  • Take safety precautions when handling an overflowing shower or tub, such as wearing rubber gloves and avoiding electrical hazards.

Seek Professional Help

After you have taken the initial steps, it is now to call for professional help. Not resorting to expert help will only cause harm, as the DIY steps can only hold out the problem temporarily. The overflow can start again. Also, you cannot negate other damages that come along with the overflow.

PDQ Fire & Water Damage Restoration works to properly diagnose the problem and find its root. We have proper experience and expertise to handle the situation. Using the latest tools and technologies our restoration experts will restore your property to the pre-damage state within no time. The water damage that might have occurred will be handled by us too. We are the cleanup and restoration company to call for. Get in touch with us by dialing 973-447-3363 or simply click here.

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