Overflowing occurs either due to blockage or an error in the tank’s float mechanism that regulates the water flow. Follow this step-by-step guide to fix this issue.
Step 1 :
Turn off the water supply to the toilet. You will find it at the bottom of the toilet pot.
Step 2 :
Remove the cover of the tank and lift the float ball high enough so that the water stops running. Ensure that water supply is completely shut.
Step 3 :
Wear rubber gloves and remove excess water from the pot using a bowl.
Step 4 :
Align the plunger over the center of the toilet hole. Start plunging down slowly and then increase the speed. It will dislodge the mass and allow water to escape.
Step 5 :
Reset the float mechanism so that it sits in the tank and prevents the tank from overflowing. Ensure that the chain attached to the float is not tangled.
Contact a plumber if the overflowing is chronic.