Backed-up toilets are a problem that no one wants to deal with, but sometimes they occur, and being prepared is your best way to handle them. If you can deal with them quickly, you can prevent a lot of inconvenience and hopefully prevent clogs from happening again in the future.
Here are some helpful tips for what you should do if you have a backed-up toilet:
- Be mindful of what you flush – Knowing what is going down your toilet can help you understand why the toilet is backing up. Often reducing the amount of toilet paper used and avoiding products that could cause a blockage can prevent toilets from clogging.
- Use a plunger – The first option you should try when you’re dealing with a backed-up toilet is to properly use a plunger. When you use a plunger, make sure to create a good seal before pushing the handle downwards. Always push a few times before checking to see if the clog has been cleared away.
- Try a DIY method – If a plunger doesn’t seem to be working to get rid of the clog, this DIY method may work. Pour a mixture of hot water and kitchen dish soap into the toilet bowl. Let the mixture sit in the bowl for at least twenty minutes before trying the plunger again. This is a safe method that may help to dislodge and move the clog along.
- Call a professional – When all else fails, call for professional help. If you are unable to fix the clog, our team can assess the situation and ensure that your toilet is back to working order quickly.