DIY Plumbing: How to Unblock a Toilet

There’s nothing worse than heading to your bathroom to find that your toilet is blocked and, unfortunately, it’s easily done. Perhaps a rogue baby wipe or two have made their way down the U-bend, or someone has dropped a nappy down there. Unfortunately, toilet drains aren’t built for that sort of thing and because these items aren’t biodegradable like toilet tissue is, they will linger in the pipes causing a blockage.

While Dyno-Rod blocked toilet services are available whenever you need them, there’s no reason why you can’t have a go at easing the blockage yourself. If you feel confident enough to utilise the knowledge, knowing how to unblock a toilet can be a useful skill!

If you find yourself facing a blocked toilet, don’t flush it. You may think that it’s a sensible thing to try but if your loo is blocked, flushing it will make the problem worse. Overflowing toilet water all over your bathroom floor isn’t the nicest thing to deal with!

If you don’t have a plunger, invest in one. It’s a handy tool to have in these sorts of circumstances. Try to dislodge the blockage with the plunger. Depending on what is blocking the toilet, it could get a little messy, so make sure you are wearing gloves. If you think the plunging worked, flush the toilet and it should be right as rain.

Avoid using harsh chemicals like caustic soda because they can be harmful to the environment. They can also cause irritation to human skin so although they may do the job, with the long term issues you could be contributing to just isn’t worth it.

If plunging doesn’t work, or if the problem persists, give Dyno- Rod professionals a call. Qualified experts will know exactly what to do to help you and your home get back on track.

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