Clogged Toilet Repair
Every household experiences a clogged toilet from time to time. It’s a common problem easily fixed with do-it-yourself solutions. Most clogged toilet repair is manageable with the assistance of a few simple tools. Of course, some clogs may be more challenging. Too much toilet paper and non-flushable items find their way into drains and cause severe blockages. In cases like these, call Wise Choice Plumbing & Rooter for clogged toilet repair services. Professional plumbers clear the toughest clogs fast, but also help with other problems. The skilled technicians at Wise Choice Plumbing & Rooter fix all types of issues that include: leaky toilets, washing machine leak repair, and more!
Want to try to clear a toilet clog yourself? Check out these simple steps to make unclogging the toilet easier than you think.
Use a Plunger
It’s always best to start with the obvious solution. Plungers work great for removing blockages that have partially or completely stopped up the toilet. If you have a toilet bowl that is overflowing, grab some towel and place them around the toilet to protect the flooring. Try to give the toilet about 10 minutes for the water level to drop. Depending on the severity of the clog this may or may not happen. Try plunging using quick motions to dislodge the clog. Partial clogs are obvious when you flush the toilet and it takes several minutes for the water to release down the drain. Don’t flush the toilet again. Grab the plunger. The longer a partial clog exists, the more likely it is that it will grow into a complete blockage.
Consider these best plunging tips:
- Don’t make a mess. Start off slow with the plunger so that toilet water stays in the bowl.
- Once you get the hang of plunging, begin plunging with more force to maintain the seal. When water is forced in opposite directions, that is when clogs loosen.
- Make sure there is enough water in the bowl to cover the plunger. Lower water levels don’t generate enough pressure.
Use a Plumbing Snake
Sometimes you need to use a different plumbing tool to clear stubborn clogs. A drain snake is a long, wire coil that is fed through the pipe until it makes contact with the clog. The user winds the clog clockwise so that it breaks up the debris. In some cases, the corkscrew-like tip of the snake may catch the debris as you pull it out.
Avoid Chemical Cleaners
At Wise Choice Plumbing & Rooter, we encourage homeowners to avoid using chemical drain cleaners. We know that instant results are tempting, but these products contain harsh chemicals and with overuse will damage pipes and lead to corrosion. If you’ve tried plunging and snaking, don’t reach for the chemical drain cleaner. Instead, call the pros at Wise Choice Plumbing & Rooter for 24-hour bathroom plumber emergency services. We have state-of-the-art tools to make clearing toilet clogs fast and easy.