My Bath Overflowed and Flooded the House — Help!

At Squeaky Clean, our team deals with home floods caused by many issues. But one of the most common causes is a bath overflow. Almost every night, someone calls us panicking because they left a bath running and flooded their house. If that person is you right now, we can help you clean up and address the water damage.

Why Trust Us To Dry You Out

Our team of flood damage restoration experts has a proven track record of excellent customer service. We’ve saved the day at Cricket Australia’s offices, as well as those for the Multiple Sclerosis & St Vinnies stores. We’re also the preferred restoration company for Real Estate Companies like Gary Peer, Biggin & Scott & Dixon Kestles.

But don’t just take our word for it — check out our many positive reviews [Link to Reviews]. As you see, we’re very adept at remaining calm and effective in the most stressful situations. And we’ve seen everything, so there’s no need to be embarrassed about your forgetfulness!

Call us on 1300 682 563 and let our team of carpet and flooring water damage restoration experts take control of the situation.

But Before You Call Us…

Our team deals with the aftermath of home floods caused by bath overflows. Before we turn up to work our magic here’s a quick to-do checklist:

  • Turn off the bath! It’s amazing what people will (or won’t) do when they’re gripped by panic.
  • Turn off your electricity and/or gas supplies. Water, electricity and gas are a dangerous


  • Remove anything that is sitting on the flooded flooring. This includes furniture, rugs and anything that might get damaged or stained by the floodwater.
  • Now Call us. If you don’t attend to water-damaged flooring and walls quickly, you might need to replace or renovate them — and that’s when things get really expensive!

Why Do So Many Baths Overflow in Melbourne?

It’s a question we ask ourselves every day. But let’s be honest, we’ve all switched off or nodded off at the wrong time.

You’ve had a busy day at work, and all you want to do is relax in a hot bath. So you turn on the taps and go into the bedroom to undress. But you make the mistake of sitting on the bed. 30 minutes later, you’re awake and wondering what that strange dripping noise is in your kitchen.

Bath overflows are nearly always caused by a silly mistake. Sometimes, we’re just trying to do too much at the same time. When you’re running a busy family home, it’s easy to run a bath and then forget about it — until it’s too late.

If you’re panicking about a bath overflow right now, don’t!. Call our flood damage restoration experts on 1300 682 563. We’ll do everything we can to save your carpets and prevent a most costly damage bill.

How We Deal with Bath Overflows

The first thing to do when a bath overflows, is switch off the taps! Now you’ve done the technical stuff, it’s time to call Flood Damage for help. Don’t panic and try not to worry too much. Cleaning water-damaged carpets, flooring, walls, and ceilings is what we’re really good at. Our team of technicians are the most experienced flood damage restoration experts in Melbourne, and we’re passionate about helping people deal with this stressful situation.

Once you’ve called us about your bath overflow, make yourself a cup of something hot and take a moment. Don’t fret about carpet flood damage, soaking walls, and drenched furniture. Our carpet flood and water damage restoration experts have got your back.

We use a tried-and-tested process to clean up and dry a home after this type of flood.


As soon as our carpet flood damage experts arrive with you, they’ll begin an urgent assessment of the damage. If your bathroom is upstairs, the water has probably gone through your bathroom floor and caused damage to the room below. Water may also have escaped through doorways and into walls.


While this might sound a little technical, it basically means sucking the excess water out of your home. We use the latest truck mount & portable extraction systems to suck water from waterlogged carpets. Once the excess water has been extracted from the carpet, we turn to getting the underlay, subfloor & anything else that’s got wet, dry. We do this with the combined use of air movers & dehumidifiers.

Air Movers

Circulating air around a flooded room quickly is essential — it’s the key to completing the drying process. That’s why we use strategically placed industrial-strength air blowers to encourage the movement of air around the affected property. As the air moves around the room it picks up moisture from the wet surfaces. The moisture in the air is then sucked out using large dehumidifiers.


A flood, particularly one caused by hot bathwater, causes humidity levels to rise inside a home. And when this happens, the excess moisture in the air can get into the walls as well as the floor. To prevents bad odours and mould from developing over time it is crucial that all the unseen moisture in the affected room be removed. If you don’t get completely dry, down the track you may face costly long-term structural issues.

Steam Clean

Once our team of water damage experts is happy that all the moisture has been removed, they’ll get to work on restoring your property & return your carpets to showroom condition. We do this with specialised steam cleaning equipment and dedicated cleaning agents.

The combination of these five stages allows us to save water-damaged carpets & wet structures before it’s too late. But time is of the essence. If you’re standing in a flooded bathroom in shock right now, call us on 1300 682 563 to prevent long-term damage.

Our Flood Damage Services Aren’t Just for Carpet

While our team of flood damage restoration experts spends a lot of time saving carpets flooded by overflowing baths, other surfaces may be affected & we specialize in restoring the following too:

  • Carpet — the faster we act, the greater the chance of saving your carpets from an early grave!
  • Wood flooring — water absorption can cause warping, splits and irreparable damage.
  • Concrete — water absorption can cause cracks and undermine the strength and stability of concrete.
  • Laminate flooring — quick action is crucial. When water permeates the joins between floating floorboards, the damage is often permanent.
  • Skirting boards and door jambs — time plus water equals absorption and permanent damage.
  • Walls and wall cavities — water left sitting will wick up the walls cause damage. Also, if

water gets into the wall cavities mold may result.

  • Ceilings — water travels downwards (blame Sir Isaac Newton!). This can cause catastrophic damage to floors below. And that can lead to serious costs if you live in an apartment complex.

Try Our Turnkey Water Damage Restoration Service

We know that dealing with a home flood can be a devastating experience. You may simply want to wash your hands of the entire problem and leave it to someone else. If so, you need our team of water damage experts.

Our team will start by implementing our five-step water damage restoration process. Once complete, we can even supply and install any carpet or flooring that needs replacing. And we’ll even send experienced handymen to fix water-damaged paint, walls, ceilings, doors, skirting and any other affected fixtures. Our flood damage experts will even prepare the documentation required for insurance claims.

Act Now to Prevent Long-Term Flood Damage to Your Home

Bad things happen to good people. Baths overflow, and things get damaged as a result. But help is at hand. We are experts in flood damage restoration in Melbourne. We’ve seen everything, so don’t be embarrassed by your predicament. Call us on 1300 682 563 for help restoring flooded carpets and preventing long-term damage to your property.