Leaky toilets can cause water damage
to your home. Unfortunately, this isn’t the only problem that they can cause for you and your housemates. Repairing water damage from a toilet can get really pricey especially if it is left unchecked for a long period of time. More importantly, if a leaky toilet is left damaged for an extended time it can allow for the proper conditions for mold
to grow in your home.
What to Do When a Toilet Overflows
When dealing with a damaged toilet, something that will often happen is that it will overflow and allow water to begin to soak into surfaces in your home such as flooring and drywall. Once this water soaks in it will quickly begin developing the conditions for mold
growth. By taking the back off of the toilet and ensure that the plug in the back is all the way over the hole allowing the water into the toilet bowl. You may need to adjust the float in the back so that the water level is lower and doesn’t allow overflows to happen as easily.
When the toilet begins to overflow it is important to turn the lever off that connects the pipe from the wall to the toilet. This will stop all water from entering the toilet so that it cannot continue to overflow all over your bathroom. Do not flush the toilet again until you have unclogged it or repaired the issue that is causing it to overflow.
Using Insurance for Water Damage
If the damage from the toilet happens suddenly to your home instead of over a long period of time, there is a good chance that your homeowner’s insurance will cover the cost of repairs. Mold damage may also be covered as well. It is important to act quickly because of the fact that insurance companies may not be able to help you with costs if you wait too long to contact them.
Toilet Water Can Be Dangerous
People should know that toilet water can be extremely damaging to their health. Do not touch the water without proper protective clothing on and make sure to completely wash yourself with soap and warm water to kill any bacteria that you may have come into contact with. These particles are what allow mold
to quickly begin forming in any areas where this contaminated water has been allowed to sit or soak in.
When to Call Professionals
If the damage from your leaking toilet gets really out of hand or requires repairs that you are unable to easily perform yourself, then it is time to call a professional. Companies like Water Damage Zone
are certified in properly repairing water damage
and expertly removing mold from your home. Don’t wait for the mold to spread and the water damage to get even worse. Call a professional to assist you the minute the situation gets out of hand.
Call Water Damage Zone today (877) 520.1923– your future bills may be a lot smaller, if you follow these simple tips. You can also visit our sister company for further information on restoration services at Best American Builders.
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Water Damage Zone, Inc.
15115 Califa St. Ste. C
Van Nuys, CA 91411