Clogged Toilet

Experts in Fixing Clogged Toilets in Sydney

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

FXD Plumbing Solutions

Clogged Toilets Sydney Inner West

Clogged Toilet Repair Experts
Sydney Inner West

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

Clogged toilets can cause damage to your home if not dealt with quickly and by a professional plumber. Fixing clogged toilets can also be a messy task and hazardous to your health so make sure you get the right advice to help you with the problem. 

Clogged Toilet Repairs

Clogged toilets are a common problem in Sydney. Clogged toilets can be caused by a number of things. Some of them are within your control but others are not. 

Clogged toilets can be caused excessive amounts of toilet paper being flushed, or flushing items that are not designed to be flushed.

Whilst unclogging toilets is a simple tasks for a professional plumber, its not something you are going to want to try to fix yourself if the problem is too severe. 

At FXD we have access to a wide range of plumbing equipment that will make short work of your clogged toilet. 

How to fix a clogged toilet?

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

First, we will inspect the clogged toilet for any obvious damage or faults. After that, we will try to work out what might be causing the clog.  More often than not, the issue is either excessive amounts of toilet paper being flushed, or something being flushed that isn’t meant to be. Another possible cause, and one that is more serious is damage to your sewerage lines which can sometimes be caused by tree roots or other impacts to the main sewerage line. 

FXD carry a wide range of professional plumbing equipment, so you can be sure that when you call us out, we will have the right parts and tools with us, or will be able to pick them up from one of our local Sydney plumbing suppliers. 

Once we have unclogged your toilet and ensure that it is working properly, we will help you to understand what might have caused the blockage in the first place as well as ways to avoid this problem in the future. 


Our Process

Let FXD Help with your Clogged Toilet

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Inspection and Quotation

If you need help with a clogged 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 an quote to get fixed for good.

Appointment Booking

If you would like to proceed with the job, we will arrange a time that's convenient for you for the works the be carried out. If you need to get your clogged toilet fixed out outside of business hours or need emergency leak repair then we are here to help.

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Job Completion

Once we have fixed your clogged 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 taps remain leak free in the future.

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After Sales Support

If you need anything after we have finsihed, you are more than welcome to reach out to us. If you have any questions about clogged toiletsa or any other plumbing problem, then our team of plumbing experts will be there to help.

Get in Touch

If you have a clogged 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 at provide you with a free quote. 

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.

What causes toilet wax ring to leak?

If you in 2019 onwards have a toilet wax ring at the base of your toilet and it is leaking, it’s time to replace it. Toilet wax rings are old, outdated and not very commonly used in Australia anymore. The most common causes of the toilet wax to leak is old age, or if the toilet base has come loose and broken the wax seal to the toilet. Replacing this wax seal with another wax seal is simple and easy to do, but toilet wax is very hard to purchase in most Australian hardware stores.

Replacing the ring with a new modern pan collar rubber is more advisable and easier for you find at the local hardware.

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.

What is a silent toilet leak?

A silent leak is probably something that you have no idea is there or will ever realise, as it is silent and you cannot see it as the water is clear.

A silent leak can be caused by one of two things:

One could be a faulty outlet valve allowing a small amount of water to pass under the base washer and down through your flush pipe and into your toilet bowl.

The second could be a faulty inlet valve. A faulty inlet valve can be over filling your toilet cistern and allowing water to pass over into the overflow pipe in your cistern. This then drains into your toilet bowl causing a silent leak. Your inlet valve will then keep on filling up and continuing to leak.

A simple test to find if you have a silent leak is to turn off the water supply to your cistern at night, and if in the morning you don’t have any water in your cistern you have found yourself with a silent leak.

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

Why does my toilet leak from the base?

A leaking in and around your toilet can be a daunting task to start with because it seems disgusting.

When you notice that you have a leak at the base of your toilet, you need to try and establish whether it is coming from the base of your toilet or coming from another part of your toilet (i.e. the cistern or even the water supply pipe or valve).

The leak at the base of the toilet can be caused by:

You have a leaking pan collar- a pan collar is the rubber connection that seals your toilet bowl to the pipe coming through the floor, back or side walls.

Another scenario is that it could be leaking from the cistern rubber that connects your cistern to the toilet, if you have a cistern that sits on top of your toilet pan.

If your cistern is fixed on the wall, your flush pipe rubbers could be leaking. They are located under the cistern where the flush pipe connects to the cistern and where the flush pipe connects to the toilet.

You could also have a leak on the cistern water supply pipe or valve.

These are all repairable and can be purchased at hardware to do it yourself, or you can simply call a licensed plumber to help you out.

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.