Expect things to get messy every time a toilet gets clogged. Good thing that most toilet clogging problems are simple and, most of the time, would not need the help of an emergency plumber. We have compiled simple steps to fix a clogged toilet in Cambridge. Your toilet will be up and running in no time should any of these steps work for you.
Steps To Fix A Clogged Toilet
- Use a rubber toilet plunger. You know, that thing beside your toilet has a reason for standing there. The lowly rubber toilet plunger is your best friend in times of clogging. Press down firmly and repeat to generate pressure that will push whatever is clogging your toilet. It would also be best to apply petroleum jelly along the rim of the rubber to be sure that no air will escape the rubber cup for more air pressure. Be careful not to exert too much force unless you want to get wet with toilet bowl water!
- Soap and hot water could help. Heat a pot of water and mix it with a dishwashing liquid. Then, pour the mixture into the toilet bowl and let stand for at least 30 minutes. After that, plunge the toilet bowl again with the rubber toilet plunger.
- Do not repeatedly flush the toilet. Flushing the toilet once is enough. If the first attempt does not work, then the next flushes probably won’t. Repeated flushing will only aggravate the problem. Worse, you’ll be flooding your bathroom floor with dirty toilet water.
- Why not try an old metal coat hanger? This will be the last option on your list before calling in a professional plumber. Untwist the coat hanger so you will have a long metal wire that you can use to hook that something that is causing the clogging. Repeat a few more times. Again, this might work only for simple clogs.
When To Call A Professional Plumber
If, after all these steps, you still failed to fix your clogged toilet, then there’s nothing else to do but to call a licensed Cambridge plumber. Only professional plumbers have the correct knowledge and plumbing tools needed for the job. They can use a closet auger or chemical agents to get rid of clogging. Plumbers 911 Boston has a database of the most reliable plumbers in your area and you have to do is call (855) 550-9911 to be connected to one.