How to unblock a toilet

How to Unblock a Toilet

The toilets occasionally get blocked. If the toilet is slow in going down or is not flushing at all means that your toilet is blocked. Blocked toilets are dreadful, and most inconvenient. The worst part is its smelly and whole of your house starts stinking. Definitely blocked toilet is a very unpleasant site.

But to get rid off all the mess, you need to unblock the toilet. The blocking mostly occurs due to some strange objects in the pipe or due to the use of hundreds of toilet paper. Sometimes though it may be sewer system blockage. Here are simple DIY tips that will assist you in one of the most unpleasant jobs.

The tools that you will require are a pair of thick rubber gloves, Plunger, clearing rods, bucket, auger, some kitchen towels, etc.

The first thing is spread some kitchen sheets around the toilet. This is just in case if water flows out while unblocking the toilet. The next step is to check the water level. If the water level is too high then remove the water using a jug or via siphon using a hoarse.

Then, the next step is the use plunger. The plunger is the key tool to unblock the toilet. You should use the plunger with the right technique. Press it hard and pull it out slowly. Repeat the process till you hear water flowing. This is the indication that the blockage is removed. Continue the process to remove the blockage completely and flush the toilet.

If this method does not solve your problem use other DIY tools, like the toilet auger or plumbing snake to remove the blockage. Use a disinfectant after removing the blockage.

If using these methods does not work, then probably you have a serious problem. It could be a blocked public or private sewer. To find the exact problem you will need an expert. Immediately call your plumber, find out the root cause and it fixed.

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