Solving Blocked Toilet Problem Blocked toilet problem is uncommon for new houses but may occasionally occur due to solid objects that are lodged in the toilet passageway. A blocked toilet is very inconvenient especially if you are in the rush in the morning to go to work. Either you simply leave your biological waste floating or try to flush it thereby risking a much messier situation. On the other hand, if you are already aware that the toilet has a blockage, you may simply try to ignore the call of nature. You may try to continue your morning bathroom ritual elsewhere, perhaps in the comfort room of your office. You are lucky if you are well-off enough to have more than one toilet or bathroom in your house. There are two main indicators of possible blockage in the toilet. The most common indicator is a slow flow of water when the toilet is flush. This indicates a partial blockage. A worse case is when the water overflows from the bowl when it is flushed. This is a more serious indicator that may require greater effort or the intervention of a professional plumber. If you have the time and courage to go beyond your sanitary comfort zone, you may try to remove the blockage yourself. You can save money if you are successful in removing the blockage. However, you
may end up spending more if you mess up the situation. There is a risk that the blockage could become worse and the other plumbing components might be damaged. The simplest and least aggravating method of solving a blocked toilet problem is by using chemical drain-de-clogging product. These products are commercially sold under different brands but they can be classified into two main categories, namely, alkaline de-clogging agents and acidic de-clogging agents. These are highly corrosive products that can easily dissolve organic and organic materials. They can dissolve some of the most things that clog the toilet and plumbing systems such as hair, toilet paper and tampons. After fifteen minutes or so, the toilet can be flushed. In some cases, however, chemical de-clogging agents are not sufficient to dissolve or dislodge large materials. The chemical may simply loosen the blockage. It may become necessary to use a toilet plunger to apply pulse pressure on the blockage and dislodge it. If the toilet plunger is still ineffective, it may be necessary to use a plumber's snake or toilet jack to forcibly remove the blockage. This device is comprised of coiled metal wire with space between the coils at the end. This device can breakup accumulated blockage such as mineral deposits, fatty deposits, and papers. If you have tried all these three methods but the blockage is still not removed, it would be the time to call an expert to do the job. Hiring a professional plumber will save you the effort and time. It may cost a bit more but you can be assured of positive results and quality services. You may peruse http://www.guardianplumbing.com.au/blockedtoilet.html for related information about the topic discussed in the article. You may also want to further explore
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Published on May 8, 2013
If you have the time and courage to go beyond your sanitary comfort zone, you may try to remove the blockage yourself. You can save money if...