Putting a Stop to a Toilet That Won’t Stop Flushing
Stopping a Toilet That Won't Stop Flushing
A toilet that won’t stop flushing may not seem like a big deal, but toilet overflow can pose serious problems not just for the bathroom but for other parts of your commercial property as well. As a toilet flushes, more water enters the toilet and can possibly spill over, seeping into the floor or the wall.
This can lead to water damage and mold growth in your building in Weymouth, MA. Water on the floor is not only a potential slipping hazard, but it may also contain odors that impact the usability of your bathroom. It’s important to stop a toilet from continuous flushing that can lead to flooding.
Fixing the Flushometer
The flushometer Is a component that controls the flushing on a commercial toilet. Here’s how you can prevent a toilet flood by fixing the flushometer:
- Use a flathead screwdriver to turn off the flushometer on a manual system. This is usually to the left or the right of the toilet’s pipe connection to the wall.
- Remove flange cover.
- Remove the gasket and clean thoroughly, including the weep hole. You may need to use a small, thin object to really clean the weep hole.
- Replace gasket and flange cover and turn on flushometer.
- An automatic flushometer may require servicing.
Consult a professional water damage restoration specialist to make repairs and remediation for items impacted by toilet overflow. These pros are fully equipped and experienced in making any repairs necessary to bring your space back to pre-damage conditions. If any specialized techniques or approaches are needed such as odor control and disinfection, they will know best how to apply them.
Trusting the Professionals
While addressing a flushing toilet is something you may be able to do yourself, you should leave the cleanup to a professional remediation service. Your custodial staff cannot fully repair and remediate any spaces or objects impacted by the water damage of toilet overflow. If your business or that of your tenants’ is interrupted by the damage, the professionals can minimize the repair period.
Don’t ignore a toilet that continues to flush. It can lead to serious damage, requiring commercial building restoration.