My toilet overflowing, what do I do now?!
Updated: Mar 31
As a homeowner, it's essential to know how to
turn off the water supply to your
toilet. This knowledge can be helpful in case of an emergency or if you need to perform maintenance on your toilet. In this blog post, we will discuss the steps you can take to turn off the water to your toilet.
Step 1: Locate the Water Valve
The first step is to locate the water valve that controls the water supply to your toilet. This valve is usually located behind the toilet bowl, near the floor. The valve is typically a small knob or lever that can be turned or pulled to shut off the water supply.
Step 2: Turn off the Water Supply
Once you have located the water valve, turn it off by turning the knob or lever clockwise. This will shut off the water supply to your toilet. If the valve is difficult to turn, use pliers to help you turn it. Make sure to turn the valve off completely to ensure that no water continues to flow into the toilet tank.
Step 3: Test the Water Supply
After turning off the water valve, flush the toilet to remove any remaining water in the tank and bowl. This will also help you verify that the water supply has been successfully turned off. If no water refills the tank after flushing, then the water supply has been successfully turned off.
Step 4: Perform Maintenance or Call EAMS Plumbing
Now that the water supply to your toilet has been turned off, you can perform any necessary maintenance or repairs. You can now remove the toilet tank lid and replace any faulty parts, such as the flapper or flush valve. If the issue is more difficult and you don't feel comfortable performing maintenance on your own, call EAMS Plumbing to secure a free estimate appointment. If the bid is accepted, the work can start immediately!
Step 5: Turn the Water Supply Back On
Once you have completed the necessary maintenance or repairs, it's time to turn the water supply back on. To do this, turn the water valve counterclockwise until the water starts to flow into the tank. Make sure to turn the valve on slowly to prevent any water from overflowing.
Turning off the water supply to your toilet is a simple process that can be done in just a few easy steps. Remember to locate the water valve, turn off the water supply, test the water supply, perform maintenance or repairs, and turn the water supply back on. With these simple steps, you can ensure that your toilet is functioning correctly and avoid any potential water damage or leaks.