One of the natural (but annoying) parts of life is that sometimes, your toilet will get clogged. This small inconvenience can sometimes become a big stressor because there is simply no time in the day to fix a toilet. Furthermore, a blockage can lead to issues such as water overflow, the inability to use the toilet or even a burst pipe. Here at Sydney’s Blocked Drains, we as the drain experts, recommend calling a professional as soon as a water issue is noticed. However, there are some small things that can be done first when it comes to fixing a clogged toilet that will hopefully save you some time, money and effort. Here are a few tips and tricks for fixing a clogged toilet.
Don’t get it clogged in the first place
One of the most obvious answers to fixing a toilet is to not get it clogged in the first place. Blockages can be easily avoided by not flushing foreign objects down the loo.
Some people aren’t aware that toilets are not equipped for items to go down them such as baby wipes, nappies, pads, and tampons. Even flushable wipes are not supposed to down the drain. An easy alternative is to have a bin in the toilet area where sanitary items can be properly disposed of. It is also a good idea to break up thick toilet paper with a toilet brush before flushing. This is an easy way to ensure that everything going down the drain isn’t going to cause an issue.
Assess the situation and act accordingly
In the cases where a block has already occurred, a great tip is to assess the situation. For example, if the toilet is leaking water, then it is probably ideal to turn off the water supply. If the loo is simply not flushing properly, then it may be okay to leave the water on. In all cases, it is important to not use that toilet until the issue has been addressed.
Try dislodging the block
After the situation has been assessed, the next step is to dislodge the block. Sometimes this can be achieved by using products such as Drain-O or by pouring hour water with vinegar down the toilet. Sometimes these quick methods are enough to dissolve whatever is stuck in the drain which makes it easier to remove the clog.
Use a plunger
After the dislodging methods are used, the next best thing to do is to use a plunger. There is a reason why plungers have been used for so many years and that is because they often work. Plungers of different sizes can be purchased from local hardware stores, and are handy things to keep around the home for those times where a sink or toilet may not be draining properly.
Call the experts
Finally, when all else fails, or when the situation is serious, the best thing to do is to call the experts. Here at Sydney’s Blocked Drains, we are able to quickly come to a property and use our state-of-the-art equipment to locate and clear a blockage in the drainage system. We are even able to easily repair broken pipes without the need to excavate. Leaving any water-related issues in the hands of the professionals is always the best option and will ensure that your toilet is back to normal as soon as possible.