A clogged toilet is one of the most frustrating and messy plumbing problems you can ever have. It gets very frustrating when you try flushing the toilet but instead of the water going through the pipe, it comes back up. And when it does, it drains all over the toilet bowl.
A clogged toilet can be considered the biggest plumbing disaster in a household and if they’re not addressed on time, can lead to something worse. Blockages that are left unattended can lead to burst or cracked pipes which means you’ll have to spend more money to get it fixed or repaired.
When there’s a toilet clog, it’s most likely that it happened around the area of the S- bend behind the toilet, but not to worry, you can fix these blockages before it gets worse and escalates. And if you can’t do it yourself, there’s always the option of hiring a professional plumber to clear out the blockages and clogs in your toilet.
Methods To Unclog Your Toilet
- The tried and tested plunger method
One good way to clear a clogged toilet is by using a rubber plunger. You can use a plunger with an extension flange fixed on the plunger bell which is made to fit into the toilet so that the plunger can suck out whatever may be causing the blockage.
Put the plunger into the toilet and make sure it’s well positioned over the seals and toilet drain. Then push the plunger inward and outward to remove the air from the plunger, then without detaching from the seal, begin to push the plunger in and out until the clog loosens and water begins to flow from the toilet. You may need to do this pop repeatedly before you get your desired result.
- Send in the drain snake
A household drain snake can go further than where a plunger can reach. A drain snake can reach the s-bend behind your toilet that the plunger can’t reach. A drain snake is designed in a form of heavy wire and a corkscrew attached to it. You can insert the drain snake into the toilet pipe through the toilet bowl. And when the drain snake hits the blockage, twist the drain snake into the blockage and the corkscrew attached to the drain snake will break up the blockage.
- Hire Professionals
If you’ve tried the above methods all to no avail, your next best option is to hire a professional clogged toilet plumber. These types of plumbers are skilled in clogged toilet repair and will resolve any blockage you might be facing.
While you may be able to clear small blockages on your own using a plunger or drain snake, you may not be able to clear stubborn blockages easily. You need to hire a professional plumber who has the skill, experience, and tools to properly clear out blockages in your toilet.
At Rite Plumbing, we provide professional plumbing services and we help our clients clear out blockages in their toilet and toilet pipes. Contact us today to learn more about our services!