Dealing with a clogged toilet is inevitable for everyone at some point. Before calling a plumber in Burleson, TX, you can try a few methods to solve the problem. In this article, we will go over some of these methods.
If you see that the toilet has the potential to overflow, the very first thing you should do is remove the tank lid and push the flapper down. When you do this, you automatically prevent the water from rising and overflowinging. To be sure,you can also turn off the toilet's water supply, you can find this handle behind the toilet.
If you have a plunger, it can be your first resort. First, ensure there's enough water in the toilet to at least cover the bottom of the plunger. Then you can place the plunger in a way that covers the drain hole. Don’t press the cup directly down because that will cause extra air to be trapped and weaken the suction force. After you create the seal, push the plunger up and down with both hands. Do so until the water begins to flush. Now, you can open the water supply you initially turned off and flush the toilet. More than 90% of the time, using a plunger should be sufficient to eliminate the clog.
The second method you can try is pouring hot water down the toilet, but not boiling water. This one is pretty easy; you only need to warm up some water on the stove or just use the bathtub’s warmest setting to receive hot water. Then pour it down the toilet and wait a few minutes; this should be sufficient to loosen whatever the cause of the clog is. After that, flush the toilet.
Baking soda and vinegar are the power duo we use for many remedies, and clogs are no exception. They have the ability to deal with the clogs we don’t see. The main aim is to create a chemical reaction to get rid of the clog. So, pour one cup of baking soda down the toilet, then pour two cups of vinegar. For best results, wait half an hour and then flush. One thing you should keep in mind with this method is that don’t do this if the water inside the toilet is already completely filled up; with the added chemical reaction, it’s only going to cause an overflow. You should either wait some time so the water levels can go down or manually remove some of the water so there’s sufficient place to safely practice this scientific phenomenon.
We hope that by trying some of these methods, you will be able to get rid of the clog. However, if it still doesn’t go away even after trying multiple methods, you should try to reach the professional plumbers of Mr. Rooter Plumbing of Fort Worth. We provide various plumbing services and can tackle even the hardest of problems. If you are in need of a toilet repair, you are in good hands. Call us today to schedule your appointment.