Blocked Toilet


How miserable is it to have a blocked toilet especially if it greets you in the morning. It may not seem like a big deal at first when water is just slowing going down the drain. However, when your toilet clogs completely, that’s when you’ll get irritated.

People who have experienced such a misery know how hard it is to solve the problem properly and immediately. When you have a clogged toilet, everyone gets mad when you have to hurry up going to school or office. The worse thing is that it can cause health and environmental hazards if you don’t fix it promptly.

Do-it-yourself fixing of blocked toilet:

  • Turn off the water supply first, and get all the tools you need like a plunger, plumbing snake and durable hand gloves.
  • Use hot water to rinse the plunger to make it flexible. Make sure that there is enough amount of water in the toilet bowl to cover the plunger while you’re using it. Press the plunger down slowly and firmly, then, pull it upwards. Repeat this process several times until the water goes down the drain faster.
  • If this doesn’t work, try a plumbing snake to pull out the objects that clogged your toilet bowl. Take out also the strainer cover from the floor drain, and push the plumbing snake.
  • You can also try using a vacuum cleaner to suck the debris from the floor drain which is usually connected to your toilet bowl.
  • Another way to fix a blocked toilet is through the use of environmentally-friendly cleaning solutions that you can buy in commercial shops. Just pour some amount in the toilet bowl and the floor drain. After a few minutes, pour a pale of water into the toilet bowl and the floor drain.
  • If still it doesn’t work, it’s time to call a professional plumber to do the job. The problem may be lying somewhere in the main drain pipe that would be difficult for you to work on.

These DIY solutions to remedy a blocked toilet may work well if the problem only lies within the toilet area, and the clog is not too much. But if solid objects clog the drain like toys, you have to consider hiring a professional plumber. It may be a bit expensive to unclog a blocked toilet, but you can find a company offering flat rate on materials and labor to work on your toilet.