Overflowing With Love? How To Not Let Toilet Troubles Ruin Your Valentine's Day
The only thing that should be overflowing is your love this Valentine’s Day. If you have a toilet that’s overflowing, know what to do. Here are all the ways you can not let toilet troubles ruin your day with that special someone.
1. Fix Toilet Clogs Right Away
There’s nothing like a clogged toilet to ruin your romantic evening! If you have water in the toilet bowl that begins to rise, it means you have an obstructed drain line. This could be from flushing incompatible products or using too much toilet paper. Luckily, there are ways you can temporarily fix the problem until you can have a plumber out to take a look. First of all, you’ll want to stop flushing. Continuously doing so will continue to just fill the bowl with water and could even lead to flooding. Second, you can try using your plunger. Sometimes, this works to clear your clog without having to do much else. Other times, clogs are too significant and will require the help of a professional.
2. Know What Not To Put In a Toilet
While this may seem obvious, there are still surprising items you should think twice about before putting them in your toilet. Some of those items include:
- Paper Towels
- Cosmetic Wipes
- Baby Wipes
- Feminine Products
- Dental Floss
- Cotton Swabs
- Contact Lenses
- “Flushable” Wipes
By knowing what to flush, and what not flush, can save you a big headache come Valentine’s Day – and can help you avoid a plumbing disaster all together.
3. Check For Leaks Around Your Toilet
A leaking toilet may or may not have obvious signs. In fact, sometimes the problem is completely hidden until you get that extremely high water bill in the mail and you start to wonder. Check for leaks around your toilet. If you notice water on the floor, either in your bathroom or underneath in the crawl space or basement, then it’s possible you have a toilet leak. Other signs of toilet leaks include:
- Toilet water keeps running
- Toilet runs for a longer than usual amount of time
- You hear noises from the toilet even when it’s not in use
- Your water bill is higher than normal
A leaking toilet can be caused by a number of problems that should be handled by a professional plumber. Whether the flapper is worn out, there’s a crack in the overflow tube, or a damaged gasket under the flush valve, your local plumber can help get your toilet back to working condition in time for your Valentine’s Day plans.
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