Clogged toilets are one of the most common plumbing problems that a homeowner can face. Luckily, it is one of the simplest and easiest to solve. Fixing a clogged toilet on your own is possible. All you need are the right tools and these tips for fixing a clogged toilet in Aurora. These tips are uncomplicated and will work most of the time. Try doing any of these tips first before calling your professional plumber.
How To Fix a Clogged Toilet in Aurora
The first thing that you should try in fixing a clogged toilet is to use a rubber plunger. There are different types of plungers that serve different purposes. Make sure that you use one that is designed for the toilet. A toilet plunger’s cup has an additional piece that comes out when plunged. This gives it the added punch. Also before plunging, apply petroleum jelly around the cup’s rim to be sure that no air escapes every time you push. The water should go down after a few tries of plunging. Finally, when the clog is gone, flush the toilet to check if the clog is completely gone.
If the water does not go down after plunging many times, you might need to use an auger or what they call plumber’s snake. An auger is a long metal coil that is inserted into drains to push out clogs. Like the rubber plunger, there are also different types of augers. You will need a plumber’s snake that is a few feet long. Start “snaking” by inserting the metal coil in your toilet bowl’s drain pipe. Push back and forth to put pressure on whatever it is that is causing the clog. You will notice that water in the bowl go down if you are successful in pushing back the clog. If this works, flush the toilet and check if the water completely goes down.
When To Call a Professional Aurora Plumber For Help
If you have already tried the two steps above and still haven’t fixed the problem, it’s time to leave it to the pros. Plumbers 911 Illinois has a wide network of licensed Aurora plumbers that can help resolve this issue. It could be that the problem is not the toilet bowl itself but your sewer line or septic tank. Only plumbing professionals can handle a plumbing problem as major as this because it already requires special tools and years of expertise.
Call Plumbers 911 today at (855) 484-3911 for a free quote.