What do I do if my toilet is overflowing?
What to Do When Your Toilet is Overflowing
- Remove the lid from the toilet tank, reach inside the tank and lift up the bottom of the fill valve or float to stop the water from refilling.
- Turn off the water supply near the toilet.
- Turn off your home’s main water supply.
How do you fix an overflowing toilet without a plunger?
How To Unclog A Toilet Without A Plunger
- STEP 1: Squirt generous amounts of dish soap or shampoo into the clogged toilet.
- STEP 2: Add a gallon of very hot (but not boiling) water to the bowl.
- STEP 3: Wait a few minutes and watch — the water should break up the toilet paper, and the soap should help it slide down the pipe.
Why does my toilet tank keep overflowing?
Three Reasons Toilets Overflow
An overflowing toilet is caused by one of three things: a clogged or blocked drain that doesn’t allow for a proper flush, an improperly adjusted float that allows the tank to overfill or a blocked vent pipe that replaces the air in the pipe after each flush.