What To Do In a Plumbing Emergency

Uploaded by HomeAdvisor on 07.01.2013

Do you know what to do if your toilet becomes obstructed and starts to overflow? Hi, I'm Amy Matthews with HomeAdvisor,
with some ways you can avoid a big mess. The most important thing is to get the water turned off.
In a newer home, there'll be a shutoff valve right behind the toilet. But if your home is more than 20 years old, you may not have shut offs at the toilet.
So it's important to know where your home's main water shutoff is located before you have this kind of emergency.

And when you find it, check to make sure you can close it, because it's not uncommon for older valves to be rusted in place.

Taking these steps now can save you a big mess later.
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