What to Do When Dealing With Stressful Plumbing Issues at Home

When your toilet gets clogged it’s not always something obvious like too much toilet paper. There might be an issue with hard water deposits or other foreign objects blocking the way. Over time, these issues can cause a lot of damage to your home. Before any of these plumbing issues get out of hand, consider taking any of these steps first.

Preventative Measures

A plunger is generally the first thing to try with a clogged toilet. Using this tool can create a push and pull effect, helping break up whatever is causing your toilet’s drain to clog. Use a plunger that comes with a drip tray so that you don’t get excessive amounts of water on the floors in the bathroom.

You can try pouring some hot water in a clogged toilet. Another method involves using a wire hanger. Unravel a hanger until it is completely straight. Then, insert it into the toilet and push through the clog. Keep pushing and twist for several minutes.

Hiring a Professional

If you are finding it difficult to remove the clog from the toilet, you always have the option of getting help from Granite Bay plumbing professionals. These professional services can send a reliable expert to your home quickly, and they will bring specialized equipment to get the job done correctly.

For clogged toilets, Granite Bay plumbers can use a device called a toilet auger or ‘’snake.’’ Not only is this device long, but it can bend. Toilet augers are specifically designed to be sent through the toilet’s drain without damaging any of the toilet’s surrounding structures.

If needed a plumber might have to remove your toilet to get access to the clog or to the plumbing underneath the floor.  A few common sense tips that you can share with your family, especially your children, can help prevent clogged toilets. This includes not flushing small objects down your toilet or too much toilet paper at one time. Also, make sure to only use cleaning products designed for a toilet.

If you have a plumbing problem you can’t or don’t want to tackle yourself consult with a professional. He or she can inspect your toilet’s system and identify the problem area quickly and get it fixed correctly.

Sources:

The definitive guide to fixing a clogged toilet. www.digitaltrends.com; How to Fix a Clogged Toilet. www.diynetwork.com

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