Backed-up toilets are a problem that no one likes to deal with, but you have to immediately address them to keep life running smoothly around your house. To help you prevent this inconvenience or find an easier solution for your backed-up toilets, here are 4 helpful tips.
- Understand Why. When a buildup of products or a small object can’t move through the toilet’s pipe, you will have problems with a backed-up toilet. Often using less toilet paper and avoiding products that could cause a blockage can prevent your toilets from clogging.
- How to Use a Plunger. Create a good seal with your plunger before firmly pushing the handle downwards. Push a few times before checking to see if the toilet is unclogged.
- Other Techniques to Unclog a Toilet. Pouring hot water into your toilet bowl may break up the clog. A mixture of one part baking soda to two parts vinegar can create a chemical reaction that can break apart the blockage.
- When to Call for Help. If your toilet has multiple clogs or it begins to affect other drains, you should involve a professional to identify the cause and find a solution. We can also help if the backed-up toilet is caused by inorganic material like a toy. It is imperative to be careful unclogging a toilet that has an obstruction because you don’t want to push the object farther into your system and cause worse problems.
We are here to help with all of your backed-up toilets. At Minyard Plumbing, Inc., we offer a variety of plumbing services. When you give us a call, you can be sure that your plumbing problems will be solved.