Effective Ways to Clear A Clogged Toilet
There are numerous things that can cause your toilet to clog. These range from too much toilet paper deposited in the bowl at one time to paper products such as sanitary napkins and diapers that have been flushed down the toilet. Often a cap from a beauty or grooming product inadvertently falls into the toilet bowl or children think it’s a game to throw small toys into the toilet water which then get trapped in the pipe’s curvature. No matter what has caused a clogged toilet, we understand you need to find a fast and easy solution.
As soon as you notice that the water in the toilet bowl has clogged and that one simple flush isn’t draining as it normal, there are some simple steps to take that are very effective. Turn the water valve to the off position and grab a plunger. Then add water to the toilet bowl by filling a bucket from the sink or other water source so there is enough liquid in the bowl to cover the plunger. Using a vigorous up and down action, this is usually enough to dislodge whatever has been clogging the bowl.
Another option although less desirable to some people – wearing rubber gloves, remove the clogged mass rather than flushing it down the toilet, turn the water back on and now flush again. You may have to repeat this process more than once to ensure you’ve broken up all of the clogged material.
You can also use something called an auger to guide a thin metal snake; down into the bowl and pull up whatever mass has created a traffic jam.
Pouring several cans of carbonated soda into the bowl and waiting about 30 minutes can also be effective in clearing the clog.
Pouring in a pail of very hot, but not boiling, water mixed with liquid detergent, often does the trick.
For a frequently clogged toilet you may facing a more serious blockage in the main drain system or have sewer pipes with serious clog issues. That’s the time to contact the reliable professionals at Wilbur Henry Plumbing Heating and Cooling. We offer fast and convenient emergency service calls to clear any clogged toilet York PA homeowners may be experiencing.