Guide to Unclogging a Toilet

Guide to Unclogging a Toilet

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Guide to Unclogging a Toilet
Apr 19, 2021

Guide to Unclogging a Toilet

Have you discovered a clog in your toilet? Handling a toilet clog the wrong way can lead to a huge mess, but if you use the right tools and techniques most small toilet blockages can be removed without a lot of hassle. At Mr. Rooter Plumbing, we provide high quality commercial and residential clogged drain cleaning services for clients in Blair County, Pennsylvania and surrounding communities including clog removal, drain cleaning and hydro jetting. We enjoy helping out customers overcome their plumbing challenges, and we want to do the same for you. If you are struggling with a stubborn clog and are unsure what to do, follow the steps below. 

Make Sure You Are Using the Right Type of Plunger 

The first step is to make sure that you have the appropriate style of plunger nearby. Many people assume that there is only one kind of plunger, but this isn’t so. A basic flat bottomed, bell-shaped plunger is actually designed to be used with a sink or bathtub. In contrast, a flange or ball plunger is designed to fit inside the toilet bowl. It is important to have both styles available in your home, and to inform members of the household about proper use to avoid cross-contamination. 

Tips for Dislodging a Toilet Clog 

Once you have your flange plunger in hand, slowly place it into the full toilet, careful to avoid a mess. Position the plunger’s cup directly over the opening of the toilet drain to form a seal. Press down and pull up repeatedly to force air into the pipe. This should get rid of the clog and allow the water to flow out of the bowl. If this doesn’t work, you can try the bucket technique. Fill a large bucket with one gallon of water, and slowly pour it into the toilet. This will usually dislodge the object.

When to Call a Professional Plumber 

If plunging didn’t work, then you may have a clog that is deep inside your system, or there could be an unusual item blocking the path like a child’s toy. A professional clog removal will ensure that the blockage is removed safely, effectively and affordably. If you are experiencing recurring clogs and slow draining sinks throughout your property, then you could have accumulated buildup or root growth issues. If so, then a certified plumber can also provide professional drain line cleaning, hydro jetting and trenchless pipe repair services. We can conduct a thorough inspection to determine the exact source of your problem and will work one on one to create a customized solution that fits your needs. 

Do You Need a Clog Removal? Call Mr. Rooter Plumbing Today 

If you need a reliable clog removal then call the experts at Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Blair County, PA. Our certified, licensed and insured plumbers are ready to help get your toilet back on track fast with our dependable services. Contact our office for more information about our offerings or to schedule a convenient appointment with an experienced plumber in Roaring Spring, Meyersdale, Carrolltown, Berlin, Mount Union, Somerset, Windber, Pennsylvania or a nearby Blair County neighborhood.