3 Ways to Perform a Clogged Toilet Service
Performing a clogged toilet service is important if living without a working toilet is not something you want to do for too long. When your toilet gets clogged sometimes the best option is to try to clear it yourself. Before calling for professional help, you can try to see if you're capable of getting your home back up and running in a timely manner on your own. Here are 3 simple methods that are very effective for servicing a clogged toilet:
#1 Dish Detergent
The easiest way to service a clogged toilet is to use every day dish detergent, boiling water, and a plunger. You simply pour ¼ cups of dish detergent into the bowl and then go boil some water. The dish soap will break up any greasy residue, just as it does for your dishes. Pour the boiling water down the drain and take your plunger and start plunging. If that isn’t enough get ready to put on some rubber gloves and get to work.
This method is one of the most common ways of servicing a clogged toilet but you may need to cover the floor around the toilet with some paper towels or something in case of any splashing. Now that you’ve done that, the actual task begins. Insert the plunger into the bowl and make sure it completely covers the hole. Start pumping the plunger, slow at first and they speed up the pace. You may need to do this up to 20 times for it to be completely effective. Once you think you’ve gotten the clog free, try to flush the toilet. If you haven’t gotten the clog out and there is no water left in the bowl, add water from the sink and start again. This method may take many tries.
#3 Chemical Drain Cleaner
There are many types of chemical cleaners out there that claim to be able to get rid of any clog. Do a little research then go to the store and get one (if none of the other methods to service your clogged toilet work). These cleaners are toxic to both people and animals and can harm your pipes. It is important that you read the directions so that you don’t do any more harm to your plumbing than you must. Pour the suggested amount into the toilet and follow the instructions from there. Remember to keep the lid down on the toilet after you’ve poured the drain cleaner so that the fumes don’t fill your bathroom too much. Be very careful and do not use a plunger right after adding the cleaner so that the chemicals don’t splash up onto your skin.
There are many other recommendations for unclogging a toilet out there but these are some of the most effective. Now that you know a few of the methods available to you for servicing your clogged toilet, you hopefully won’t have to call a professional for this issue, unless these methods didn't work.
If you've tried these methods and you still have a clogged toilet, now might be the right time to call the the professionals at Rancho Cucamonga Plumbers at (909) 219-9588. Someone is available to help you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with emergency services available if necessary.