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Unclogging a Toilet

Save on Clogged Toilet Repairs

Save on Clogged Toilet Repairs

A clogged toilet is never a happy sight. Some backups can be cleared by following a few do-it-yourself steps. Begin by flushing only once. If the toilet does not drain the first time, it most likely will not drain on subsequent flushes either. The result will be wastewater all over your bathroom floor. Protect the floor in your Denver-area home by placing paper towels or newspapers around the base of the toilet. Throw them away when you are finished.

If you can see the clog, put on a pair of rubber gloves, reach into the commode and remove it from the bowl. Use a toilet bowl plunger if the clog is hidden from view. A toilet plunger has a rubber flange extension that creates a seal in the bottom of the bowl. The plunger should be submerged in water to work most effectively. Insert the plunger into the bowl before pressing down slowly and firmly several times. You may also try to use a plumbing snake to reach the clog. Insert the end of the snake in the drain. Twist the handle to create the auger action as you feed the snake into the drain.

If the toilet still does not empty after these steps, the clog is located further down the drain. You should contact Sunshine Plumbing Heating and Air for assistance.

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