Usually, homeowners can flush the toilet, drain your tub, etc. without anything bad happening. If you find yourself experiencing a sewage backup, you can be left in quite the predicament. The following are a few situations you may find yourself in and how an emergency plumber can help.
- Overflowing Toilet
If your toilet is overflowing with water, you’ll want to stop the flow of water until the plumber arrives at your home. Shut the toilet water off by turning the valve behind it clockwise. If the water continues to run, take off the tank cover and lift the float ball up. If the overflow is due to a clogged toilet, you can remove excess water and attempt to plunge. If it is from another issue, wait for your plumber to arrive.
- Overflowing Sink
If you find that your sink is clogged so severely that it won’t drain, you’ll need to move fast to prevent it from overflowing. Plug the drain with a cloth then attempt to plunge the clog. If this doesn’t help, you should call your plumber.
- Overflowing Bathtub
You may have an issue with your bathtub if you notice water rising as you’re taking a shower. If you find this happening, cover the bath overflow plate with a cloth or duct tape. Try plunging a few times to unclog the bathtub. If this doesn’t help, contact your plumber.
To prevent any bigger plumbing issues, contact your 24-hour emergency service plumber. A+ Plumbing, Heating and Cooling will assess the problem at hand and assist in making sure you have a sewer line that is flowing freely again. For any emergency service questions, contact us at (603) 518-5777 or by filling out our contact form.