Toilets are simple mechanical devices that rely on water pressure and gravity for the bulk of their operational energy. What does that mean for you? It means there are only a few reasons why they would flood, including the following:
- There’s a problem with running water that won’t stop, overwhelming the toilet’s ability to clear it in time.
• The flooded toilet has a clog in the bowl or trap, preventing water from cycling out.
• There’s a clog causing sewer damage further down the line, past the point where you can see its location.
Typically, if there’s running water but no clog, the toilet will automatically flush or run, and there won’t be a lot of risk for contamination. When there’s a clog in the line, though, the toilet might overflow if there are multiple flushes or a running water problem. The most serious issue is a clog in the drain line itself, which could lead to a backup. This is often the most difficult cleanup.
Calling in the Professionals at SERVPRO of Northwest Ontario (909) 984-3544
whenever a flooded toilet backs up far enough to cause water damage, it’s also creating a contamination risk that needs to be cleaned properly. That’s why you should have a plan for calling in cleanup experts in Ontario, whenever your company is dealing with any kind of sewer backup. It will keep your employees safe, minimize damage to your facilities, and ensure that cleanup causes to least disruption possible.