Asked Aug 1, 2013, 09:11 PM
My son flushed toilet after # 2. We both were outside working for about an hour. We came in and were horrified to find that toilet had been overflowing the entire time. We cut off water, plunged toilet.
So much water had been dumped that it had ruined laminate floors. My landlord is holding us responsible for damage.
My question is, shouldn't toilet have stopped overflowing long before? The next day we discovered that water kept running in bowl. When landlord came she discovered chain somehow had stopped flapper from sealing. She still says we are responsible because son stopped up toilet. I used to keep plunger in that bathroom because if easily stopping up. It had seemed to stop. Is this a toilet malfunction or somehow my fault as renter. I want to do right thing.