How do you fix a badly clogged toilet?

Toilets become clogged and there are ways to avoid them, but sometimes no matter how hard you try to avoid them they just clog up, but that’s life. Finding where the problem is may sometimes the hardest part of the battle. If you can’t find the source of the blockage, sometimes you’re going in blind. But there are ways to clear your clogged toilet.

The easiest way to do so is to simply pick up the phone and call a your local licensed plumber. If you value your own time and don’t want to waste it, sometimes calling a plumber is the easiest and most cost-effective way. If a plumber can come out and clear your drain and it takes 1 hour to do so, instead you spend double or even triple the amount of your own time trying to clear it.

Although, you can do it yourself and it’s rewarding when you do. These are simple ways you can try:

Simply place the plunger in the toilet and go for it, but be careful not to spill water all over yourself. This method is always used by a plumber and is the first step he/she attempts to unblock your toilet.

Another out of the box option would be using a wet vac. Placing the vacuum hose down the toilet and trying to suck the blockage out instead of pushing it down can just be as effective. Once you feel like you have sucked the blockage and all the water out of the toilet, flush and test it to see if you are successful.

The old trick of flushing the toilet and filling the toilet bowl up with water method and leaving for a extended period of time can also do the trick. We as plumbers always get called to a job for a blocked toilet, but sometimes when we arrive it has cleared itself. This occurs because the weight of the water constantly pushing against the clog for long periods of time will clear it.

But if this problem persists, please consult your local licensed plumber.

To find out more contact Scott at FXD Plumbing Sydney Inner West or Call Now on 0428 795 498.