Blocked Toilets

Experts in Fixing Blocked Toilets in Sydney Inner West

FXD have been helping the local residents of Sydney's inner west with blocked toilets for over 5 years. If you have an issue with a blocked toilet in your home or office then reach out to speak to one of our experts.

FXD Plumbers unblocking a clogged toilet for a customer in Leichhardt.
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Blocked Toilet

Blocked Toilet Repair Experts
Sydney Inner West

FXD have been helping Sydney's Inner West locals with blocked toilets for over 5 years and counting. If you have an issue with a blocked toilet in your home or office, then we are happy to fix the problem for you.

Blocked Toilet Fixed for Life

Blocked Toilets are a common problem in Sydney. Blocked toilets can be caused by a number of different things. Some of them are within your control but some are not.

Blocked toilets can be caused by excessive amounts of toilet paper being flushed, or items being flushed that are not meant to be flushed.

In any case, fixing clogged toilets can be a messy job, so reach out to the team at FXD for assitance and we will have your blocked toilet sorted in no time.

How to clear blocked toilets?

Depending on what is causing the blockage we can approach a blocked toilet a couple of different ways.

If plunging doesn’t work, we may need to consider using some specialised plumbing equipment to get the job done. FXD has access to some leading plumbing equipment and modern plumbing technology such as industrial drain snakes and motorised augers. This means that no matter what is causing your blocked toilet, you can be sure that we have the tools, equipment, and know-how to get the job done.

Our Process

Let FXD Help with your Blocked Toilet

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Inspection and Quotation

If you need help with a blocked toilet, call or email us and we will arrange a time to meet with you on-site, try to find out more about the problem and provide you with a quote to get your blocked toilet fixed for good.

Appointment Booking

If you would like to proceed with the job, we will arrange a time that's convenient for you to carry out the work. If you need to get your toilet unblocked out of business hours or need emergency toilet clearing then we are here to help.

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Job Completion

Once we have unblocked your toilet we will explain to you the possible reasons that it happened in the first place and provide you with some advice on how to ensure your toilet will remain clear to prevent the problem from occuring again.

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After Sales Support

You are more than welcome to reach out to us if the problem reoccurs or if you have any questions about unblocking toilets. We offer a warranty on our workmanship and guarantee that when you choose FXD it's fixed for life.

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Get in Touch

If you have a blocked toilet or any other plumbing issue then we are here to help! Feel free to reach out to our friendly team by phone or email and we will organise a time to visit your home and provide you with a free quote.

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How do u unclog a toilet without a plunger?

If you have a blocked toilet but don’t have a plunger handy, there some simple ways that you can unblock your toilet.

Go into the kitchen and pull out the dishwashing liquid. Simply pour a generous amount of dishwashing liquid down the toilet. The liquid is heavier than water and will make its way down the base of the outlet and sit on top of the blockage. Over an extended period of time, the dishwashing liquid will work its way through the blockage to be pushed through.

If the dishwashing liquid alone doesn’t help, simply add some hot water (not boiling water) to the pan to help move the blockage along the hot water will help dissolve the blockage. Boiling water will crack the cold porcelain, so try to avoid that.

If none of the above is working, go to your wardrobe and find a wire clothing hanger (preferably one with a plastic coating so that the wire doesn’t mark your toilet). Simply pull the clothes hanger apart so that it straight and insert it into the bottom of the toilet. Wiggle and jiggle it around until you unblock the toilet. The wire will break down the blockage, allowing the water to pass through.

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

What to put down a toilet to unblock it?

Your toilet is blocked and you have guests on their way. You need this issue resolved quickly. There a number of different ways to unblock that toilet.

The first way would to use a hand plunger to unblock the toilet. Place the hand plunger onto the outlet of the toilet and plunge away in and out is the most common way to unblock that toilet. This will allow your friends to come over never knowing what chaos you went through before they had arrived.

The second way would be to purchase a toilet auger. It basically is a hand eel rod that you send down the toilet and manoeuvre around your toilet S or P trap by rotating the handle clock wise. This will then reach the blockage and break it down and move it along unblocking your toilet.

The third option if you do not have a toilet auger or a hand plunger would be trying a natural remedy of 1 cup of baking soda and two cups of vinegar. This will cause a chemical reaction and dissolve the toilet blockage.

If all else fails, call a licensed plumber as this may be an issue that isn’t within the toilet and could be a problem further down the line.

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

Why does my toilet randomly run for a few seconds?

That random sound of your cistern filling with water is a painful sound specially if happens over and over again.

This is caused by your cistern leaking silently and without your knowledge of it happening. The cistern is leaking water slowly into your toilet bowl and the height of the level of water in your cistern is then turning your inlet valve on randomly to fill up. It may only run for a few seconds, but that’s enough to annoy even the most patient man or woman.

Repairing the leak in your cistern will then remove that unwanted random running of your toilet. The leak causing your cistern to randomly turn on is your outlet valve rubber. Changing that rubber will stop the random run for a few seconds.

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

How do you stop a trickling toilet?

A trickling toilet leak can keep you up at night, cost you lots of money in extra water bills and if left for long enough stain the inside of your toilet.

Luckily enough there are simple ways to stop a trickling toilet.

A trickling toilet is caused by either the inlet or outlet valve. Both of these valves control the water in your cistern. Inlet valves control water coming into your cistern and the height at which it fills up to. The outlet valve controls the water leaving the cistern once you flush it.

When you pull the cistern lid off and find that water level is too high in the cistern, you can adjust the height of the inlet valve. On the more modern inlet valves, there will be a cross head screw control that you can wind in or out that will adjust the water level. On the older style, it is a matter of bending the float valve arm down so that the water will then shut off at a lower height. Sometimes replacing the inlet valve is the easiest way.

A simple change of this washer is all you need to eliminate the trickling water.

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

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.

Why does my toilet keep clogging?

Does it seem like your toilet is clogging up every other week and you are constantly plunging for Australia at the Olympics? Well this isn’t normal and there is probably a reason as to why this is happening.

The most common cause is YOU and your family flushing things down the toilet that shouldn’t be flushed. Some examples of items you should not flush are tampons, baby wipes, condoms, facial tissues, q-tips, dental floss and cotton balls. The only things you should be flushing are toilet paper and human waste. The rest don’t break down in the flushed water and will cause your pipes to be blocked. These blockages often occur with the toilet itself. The easiest way to do this is put a bin next to the toilet.

The next most common reason for toilets that keep on clogging up are a weak flush from your cistern. This is caused by a faulty outlet valve inside the cistern not allowing enough water to pass through it and flush away the bowl. Not enough water will not be able to flush away your waste and it will not be able carry away the waste within the pipes. This causes them to stop and build up within the pipe causing a terrible clogged pipe. Repair the outlet valve by servicing it or replacing it with a brand new one to solve the issue.

The last and most difficult reason would be that your sewer line has tree roots within it or that your sewer line is damaged. Both of these problems happen quite a bit in old homes and cause a lot of problems with blockages. Clear signals that this is the problem is you will often notice water flooding out of a drain pipe in your backyard. You will need the assistance of a licensed plumber. They will be able to clear the blockage and locate where the blockage is.

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

How do you unblock a slow draining toilet?

Blocked toilet or slow draining toilet = horror show! Frustrating to say the least. Don’t worry, there are things you can try so that you don’t feel helpless and so you don’t have to leave the toilet being clogged to fate.

We have simple methods that you can try yourself so you walk out of the bathroom feeling like a hero and less like a zero!

Method 1. Fill the toilet bowl up with cistern water and wait it out, this will hopefully provide weight and force on the blockage. This will force the blockage to be pushed further down your sewer line, clearing your blocked toilet.

Method 2. Purchase a plunger and plunge like a pro. You can purchase a toilet plunger from your local plumbing supplier and plunge like your life depended on it. This method is tried and tested, plunging a toilet creates pressure within the trap of the toilet where the blockage is normally. The plunging movement up and down will create movement in and around your blockage, moving the blockage along.

Method 3. Purchase a toilet auger. This is a long thin contraption that has a cable attached to a handle that acts as a hand eel. Send the cable down your toilet rotating the the handle in a clockwise motion. This will start to travel in and around the trap of your toilet, down to where your blockage is. Once it meets your blockage, it will hopefully break down the blockage and relieve the water from your drain.

If these simple but effective methods do not work, you may need to contact a licensed plumber as the problems may be further down the sewer line and not able to reach with the methods above. A licensed plumber with have all the tools required for your toilet blockage.

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

Will a toilet unclog itself?

Blocked toilets are a common occurrence within your household, it’s safe to say you will come across a couple of these issues a few times in your lifetime.

As you stare down at the water rising to the top of the bowl and plead and pray that the toilet water level will subside before making quite a mess on the floor, you start to wonder why and what are the causes of clogged toilets? Well the answers are staring at you rising up the toilet bowl just waiting to overflow onto the bathroom floor and create a mess that you wouldn’t wish on your worst enemy (or would you?)

STOP FLUSHING THE CISTERN is the very first thing you should do!

Toilets are like every other drain in your house and work by gravity, having a full toilet bowl water exerts it’s own pressure on the clogged toilet and yes will sometimes clear the clogged toilet for you. If you have another toilet within your place and time on your hands, leave the toilet full retreat out of the bathroom and lock the door to make sure nobody uses the toilet or bathroom ( it can get quite smelly). Leave overnight until the morning, and the clogged toilet may have unclogged itself. Now all you will have to do is the clean the bowl and flush away the remnants of the debacle you found yourself in the day before.

Things to avoid before this nightmare happens again would be to go easy on the toilet paper and, if unavoidable, flush before sitting down and adding more.

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