This is one of those things that you never think about until you absolutely have to. When that flush was supposed to make all bad things disappear but did the opposite and the water in that porcelain bowl is rising higher and higher… This is exactly the moment you want to know how to fix a clogged toilet. So have no fear – we will walk you through the process step by step
What you’ll need:
• A plunger with an extension flange. This allows the plunger to get a better seal and have a greater oomph behind each plunge.
• Rubber gloves
• Towels or rags
• Bucket and a big cup
Step 1. Prep your area. No one wants dirty toilet water all over your bathroom floor or even farther, so make sure that you are wrapping the base of your toilet with towels. Make sure you are wearing gloves.
Step 2. Use the plunger
This may seem like a no brainer, but there is a right way and wrong way to do this. Before you stick your plunger in, make sure that no water will overflow with the use of a plunger. If needed use your large cup to scoop water out into the bucket. Then insert the plunger flanged end into the toilet’s drain outlet making sure that the outer bell of the plunger has a seal over the entire drain hole. Your first plunge should be gentle. Once you have gently pushed all the air from the plunger into the hole you can vigorously plunge while maintaining the seal. If you are not seeing any progress, make sure you are being patient. Some clogs do take quite a bit of plunging to break loose. Make sure enough water is in the bowl so that the plunger stays covered.
Most of the time this will fix your clogged toilet issues. If not then please continue to step 3.
Step 3. Reach for a plumbing snake.
We have found that most people don’t keep plumbing snakes on hand.
If you do, here is a hand how to video on how to use a plumbing snake:
But if you don’t have this on hand it may be time to give NIR plumbers a call. We are highly experienced in unclogging any and all drains and toilets. You can leave all the draining work to us.
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