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Tips for unclogging a toilet

If you clog up the toilet, it can be embarrassing for others to find out. You’ll try to plunge it out by yourself in the hopes that no one will ever find out. Sometimes using just a plunger won’t work. At this point, you are at a loss of what to do. You don’t want to ask someone for help because you’re too embarrassed. Here are some tips to get your toilet unclogged.

The biggest mistake people make is flushing the toilet multiple times. If it’s not going down on the first flush, do not flush again. This will cause the toilet to overflow. This will leave you will a clogged toilet and a huge mess to clean up. Flushing multiple times never works anyways.

First method you can try is hot water. You should squirt a few drops of dish soap into the toilet first. This will help loosen up the mess when combined with water. You should use water only as hot as you would drink it. If the water is too hot it can damage the porcelain. If the water isn’t hot at all, it won’t be effective. Pour a pot full of water from about waist level. The height will give it higher pressure going in. Let this sit for a few minutes. This will help soften up the clog. Then repeat will more water. If the clog is still not loosening, you’ll want to try another method.

Plunging may not always be the most effective method. Sometimes there isn’t enough force to get out the clog. You can use a wire coat hanger to manually fish out the clog. You need to bend the wire coat hanger in a shape that will fit down the drain of a toilet. Cover the end with a rag to protect the porcelain. Guide the hanger down the drain of the toilet and fish around for the clog. Move it around and twist it until it lets the water pass through.

The most effective way to unclog a toilet is to use a plumbing drain snake. Not everyone has one though. A wet/dry vacuum is a good alternative. You need to be sure that it is a wet/dry vacuum, because a normal one will get ruined by this process. First, you’ll want to vacuum out all the water in the toilet bowl. Next, you will place the end of the hose directly by the drain. Turn the vacuum on full blast, and the clog should get sucked right up.

Sometimes a home method won’t work to unclog a toilet. It can be too backed up. You may need to call a professional. A Las Vegas plumber can ensure that your toilet will return to normal. JMAC Plumbing has a 24 emergency service in Las Vegas and Henderson. No matter what time of night, the problem can get fixed. The plumbers are all fully-trained and have experience in every plumbing situation. A plumber can be contacted at 702.227.5622.

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