A clogged toilet is an unexpected hassle for any household. A blocked toilet happens at the most inconvenient time. Maybe it’s midnight or a visitor is coming by. You don’t want your visitor to see that ugly sight. That is why you need a quick solution that will make your toilet working perfectly again.
A blocked toilet problem can be usually classified in two ways. First is the mild one. That is common and a plunger can already do the job. The second is the severe problem. Using the plunger is not enough. What you need to do is to use a drain snake. Professionals can do the drain snaking for you if you don’t want any hassle.
We will discuss the two ways in dealing with blocked toilets. Prepare yourself if you prefer a DIY approach. It could be much easier (and cheap) if you just hire a professional to do the job.
Unclog toilet – fixing a blocked toilet using a plunger
Let’s first discuss how to do it yourself. Notice that a blocked toilet almost overflows with water. The water and other stuff don’t pass through because of the clogs. A plunger might help you with that.
Here’s how a plunger works. Plunging makes a pressure difference above and below the clog. That pressure difference causes the clog to move. If the clog moves, it has a chance of freeing itself and finding a path downwards. It’s problem solved.
But before using the plunger to unclog toilets, there are a few things you should do first. We’ve mentioned earlier that the toilet might overflow with water. More water won’t solve the problem. That’s why you should not flush again. The problem will be worse if you do that.
What you need to do then is to prepare the area around the toilet. Cover the floor with some newspapers. Plunging might make some of the water splash throughout. Also open the ventilation fan. This way foul odors won’t be much of a problem.
In most cases you might just need a plunger. But it might not work even after several attempts. That means the problem is severe, and the clog is solid. Even after using chemicals it might not be enough to unclog toilet.
Next is you insert the plunger. You push it downward and pull upward. You might need to do this at least 20 times. That’s what it takes before the clog moves and flows further.
Unclog toilet using a drain snake
A blocked toilet might not be solved just by plunging. It’s best to use other methods if you’re tired using the plunger and still nothing happens. One common method is drain snaking.
Here’s how a drain snake works. It enters into the toilet and hooks the clog. The clog might be pushed further or pulled upward. Contrast that to plunging. Drain snaking goes right straight to the problem.
You can readily buy a drain snake from your local hardware store. You can then do it yourself if you have the time. Here’s a warning however. Be careful and try not to damage the toilet surface. You also need to be careful for yourself. A drain snake might cause physical injuries if you’re not careful.
A common type of drain snake is the toilet auger. It’s different than the hand spinner. The hand spinner is not usually suitable for unclogging toilets. The wire might damage the surrounding toilet surface in its path. On the other hand, the toilet auger is the only choice if you want to do it yourself. It has a plastic boot at the end that prevents toilet damage.
AAADrain professionals can help you with that. We will go straight to the problem. We will use a drain snake to unblock and make the restroom available to use immediately. He will skillfully use the drain snake to completely remove the clog. You should let a professional unclog toilet if you want to keep your hands clean.
Instead of doing it yourself, let us, AAADrain professionals handle everything.
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– 15 years of experience in the Greater Toronto Area
– We keep you informed about our work, and work out out solutions together
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Call us, and stay dry.