Tenafly, NJ features homes both new and old, and each home has its own unique plumbing situation. A 100-year-old townhome has different plumbing needs than a 21st century condo. Regardless of the pipes, however, one thing is certain: the water should be flowing one way only. When it doesn’t – when an overflow takes place – it usually signals a significant problem in need of expert solutions. Dealing with an overflow isn’t fun, but with the right help, you can handle it quickly and efficiently, regardless of the circumstances. Some basic advice from one of our Tenafly plumbers can be found below.

  1. Shut off the water. You can usually find a shut-off valve in the back of the toilet or underneath the sink. That cuts off water to the appliance and prevents any more from spilling out into the rest of the house.
  2. Mop up the overflow water using towels, rags, a mop or similar device. The overflow water may contain waste or similar contaminants, so don’t use anything fancy. Wash your hands and clothes thoroughly when you’re done.
  3. Apply a plunger to the overflow drain to see if the water goes down at all. In some cases, a plunger will solve the problem.
  4. If that doesn’t work, call a plumber to snake the drain.

If the water doesn’t drop and/or the overflow continues, it’s time to call in a professional. A properly trained plumber can identify the source of the problem, and implement a solution that works. In many cases, the issue go beyond a simple blocked drain, in which case you need someone with experience to do the job right.

BZ Dependable offers plumbing services in Tenafly, NJ and throughout the surrounding communities. We handle 24 -our emergency services and our technicians are dedicated to your complete satisfaction. If your fixtures are overflowing and basic troubleshooting won’t fix it, give us a call today.

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