What to Do When Your Bathroom Gets Flooded

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Leaky pipes, clogged drains, and faulty faucets can cause major problems, such as flooded bathroom floors.

Most of the time, when you get faced with the problem of a flooded bathroom, it’s just not possible for plumbers to get into your home instantly after you have called them for help. So, while waiting for them to arrive, you have to take care of the indoor flooding situation you have in your home. You don’t want to just sit down and wait knowing that your bathroom floor is flooding, right?

  1. First and foremost, you have to make sure that it is perfectly safe to even step inside your bathroom. To be able to do that, you should make sure that you the power switch for your bathroom isn’t turned on so you won’t get electrocuted when you get inside.
  2. Even when you have ensured that it is safe to go inside your bathroom, be very careful. You can expect the floors to be extra slippery because of all the water. Use slippers that are non-slip or rain boots, if possible. If it is quite dark in your bathroom because the lights are out, bring a flashlight with you.
  3. Find the source of the flooding. If it is a malfunctioning faucet, a leaky toilet, clogged drain, and so on.
  4. Once you have found the source, find a way to stop the source of flooding. Like if it is a dripping faucet or shower, or a leaky toilet, find the main water valve and shut it off. If it is a clogged drain, try to take care of the situation and lessen the flooding by using a plunger.
  5. Remove as much water from the floor as you can. Use a mop or absorbent cloths to get rid of all the water flooding.
  6. Open the bathroom door and windows to let natural air dry the floors.

Morris Alexander