Nothing will kick your reflexes into high gear more than a toilet getting ready to overflow! Here are some quick actions you can take to stem the tide.
When your toilet is stopped up, your first instinct is to grab a plunger. Great plan! A plunger is the first line of defense for unclogging your toilet.
Sometimes a toilet can become clogged by items other than toilet paper that were mistakenly flushed.
A toilet auger is like a drain snake and can be used to dislodge a clog near the toilet drain’s surface. It’s important to use a specific auger for toilets that has a protective sleeve to keep it from scratching the toilet’s porcelain surface.
In some cases, a minor clog can be cleared with hot water. However, you shouldn’t use boiling water.
Pour the hot water into the bowl and flush to see if the heat of the water resolved the clog. If the clog persists, add a bit of dish soap. It can act as a lubricant to move the clog along.
Overflowing and stopped-up toilets can create a panic, but having the tools to deal with the situation can get things flowing again quickly.
If you have a persistent clogging issue or a tough clog to resolve, let the experts at Russo Bros. & Co. provide the professional drain cleaning you need.
We’re available at your first sign of a plumbing problem, including overflowing toilets, poor water pressure, clogged drains, and more. Make our team your first and last call for emergency plumbing services in Northern New Jersey!
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