A clogged toilet is a common plumbing problem. Unfortunately, almost all incidences are inconvenient and they happen at the most unexpected times. Have you ever experienced having a clogged toilet in Baytown? It happened to me once, just when I had friends sleeping over. The experience left me with so much wisdom about clogged toilets, haha! So now, I’m sharing with you the easy steps I did to fix it.
Before you begin, keep in mind that you ought not flush a clogged toilet constantly. Or else, it will overflow and flood your bathroom flooring.
Set up old newspapers on the bathroom floor to shield it from unintended overflows and splashes.
Guard yourself from bacteria by wearing rubber gloves. You may also choose to wear worn-out clothes that you can easily dispose of just in case it gets soiled.
Collect cold water in a bucket and dump it into the toilet bowl from chest level. This should be done rapidly and with some force, but still carefully not to splash water to the floor. Do not overfill the toilet. Notice first if the water descends. If not, stop transferring.
Go for a bucket of hot water combined with dishwashing liquid this time. See if this does the trick.
In the event that the clog continues, use a toilet rubber plunger. Put petroleum jelly on the cup’s edge before plunging. This will keep the air from getting out of.
Your final option will be a plumber’s snake. Put in the metal coil into the toilet’s drain and try to press the object that’s causing the clog farther down the drain. Plumber’s snake can be found in most hardware stores.
If all else goes wrong, there could be something greater than a clog that’s leading to your toilet to act up. It would be better to call a licensed Baytown plumber to examine what’s causing the issue. Plumbers 911 Texas can refer the most reliable professional plumbers in Baytown. All you have to do is call (409) 237-3137 to ask for a free quote and to schedule an appointment.