My Toilet is Overflowing. What Should I Do?

An overflowing toilet is every homeowner’s nightmare. When simple plunging won’t stop the cascade of water pouring onto your bathroom floor, it’s time to get to the root of the problem to avoid it from happening again. The following plumbing issues could be the culprit.

Clogged Lines

One of the top problems with overflowing toilets is clogged drain lines. Usually, a plunger can be a quick fix, but if the clog is rooted deep inside the drain, you may need to enlist professional help from a plumber.

The Main Sewer Line

Foreign objects that get stuck inside your main sewer line can cause a host of plumbing problems, including a toilet backup. Roots from trees are notorious for getting into sewer lines and can wreak havoc on home plumbing systems.

Septic Tank

If your home runs on a septic system, your household wastewater runs from your pipes into a storage tank underground. Sludge, grease or other solids that don’t always break down, can cause clogs. If you are having persistent toilet overflow problems, you may need your septic tank to be pumped.

Older Toilets

If you’ve had your commode in your bathroom since 1985, it may be time for an upgrade. Older toilets tend to be low-flowing, and for large families sharing a bathroom, it may not be able to keep up.

If you are having toilet overflow issues, we can help! From toilet repairs to drain cleaning, we’ve got your plumbing problems covered. Contact Plumbing Plus at to schedule an appointment today!