If you’ve ever experienced a blocked toilet, you know how frustrating and inconvenient it can be. Not only does it create a mess, but it can also cause unpleasant odours and potentially lead to further plumbing issues if not addressed promptly.
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If you notice any of these signs, it’s best to address the issue promptly to avoid further damage or inconvenience.
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A toilet can get blocked by flushing items that are too large, too thick, or not designed to dissolve in water. Some common culprits are paper towels, wipes, sanitary products, diapers, cotton balls, hair, and dental floss.
The best way to prevent a clogged toilet is to only flush human waste and toilet paper. Avoid flushing anything else that could clog the pipes or damage the plumbing system. You can also use a plunger or a toilet brush to clear any minor obstructions after each use.
Some signs that your toilet is blocked are: the water level rises too high or too low after flushing, the water drains slowly or not at all, the water overflows or backs up into the sink or tub, there is a gurgling or bubbling sound from the drain, or there is a foul odor coming from the toilet
To unblock a toilet with a plunger, you will need a flange plunger that has an extended rubber cup that fits snugly into the drain hole. First, turn off the water supply valve behind the toilet to prevent overflowing. Then, place the plunger over the drain hole and push down firmly and quickly several times to create suction and pressure. Pull up the plunger and check if the water drains. Repeat the process until the blockage is cleared.
To unblock a toilet with baking soda and vinegar, you will need one cup of baking soda and two cups of white vinegar. First, pour the baking soda into the toilet bowl and let it sit for a few minutes. Then, pour the vinegar slowly and carefully over the baking soda and watch for the fizzing reaction. Wait for another 10 minutes and then flush the toilet with hot water. The baking soda and vinegar should help dissolve any organic matter that is causing the blockage.
To unblock a toilet with a coat hanger, you will need a metal coat hanger that you can bend and straighten. First, unravel the coat hanger and form a hook at one end. Then, insert the hook into the drain hole and gently twist and push it to break up any solid objects that are blocking the pipe. Be careful not to scratch or damage the porcelain or the pipe with the metal wire. Pull out any debris that you can reach with the hook and then flush the toilet with hot water.
To unblock a toilet with a snake or auger, you will need a plumbing tool that has a flexible metal cable with a corkscrew tip that can reach deep into the pipe and dislodge any stubborn clogs. First, insert the tip of the snake or auger into the drain hole and crank the handle to extend the cable. When you feel some resistance, twist and push the cable to break through the blockage. Pull back the cable and remove any debris that comes out with it. Repeat until the pipe is clear and then flush the toilet with hot water.
You should call a plumber to unblock your toilet if none of the above methods work, if you have multiple toilets or drains that are clogged at the same time, if you notice water leaking from the base of the toilet or from other pipes, if you see signs of sewage backup in your home or yard, or if you suspect that there is a problem with your main sewer line.
To avoid getting scammed by plumbers who charge too much for unblocking toilets, you should do some research before hiring one. You can ask for recommendations from friends, family, neighbours, or online reviews.
Or you can simply call Get Unblocked on 1300 311 511
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