Do You Have a Blocked Toilet?
So you have a blocked toilet in your home. Our Ottawa Plumbers would like to share a few tips you can try before giving us a call. Even if there’s no plunger around there are still ways you can avoid doing a walk of shame to get some other assistance. Especially if it’s not in your own home. Just remember, Don’t Panic!
There’s a Plunger!!
If you have a plunger on hand or there’s one near the toilet, you’re in luck. Most times this is all you’ll need to get the toilet flowing again. Just place it in the toilet bowl over the hole and push gently down and pull up. Do this a few times and things should get going. Once the water starts going down the drain you can try to flush again.
Dish Soap for a Blocked Toilet
You may not think that it would work and you never know, some dish soap might be hiding under the sink… It dissolves the gunk on your dishes, it can help with a small clog as well. If you can find or get your hands on about one cup of soap you’re in business. Add the soap and a few cups of hot water. Let it sit for about 15 minutes and try to flush the toilet.
The Coat Hanger
Here’s another thing you can try for that blocked toilet. A coat hanger. Odds are you may have one hanging in the bathroom somewhere. If it’s a wire one, you’ve got something you can use. Straighten it out as much as you can and grab a rag to wrap around the end so you don’t damage the toilet bowl. This can act as a sort of plunger if there isn’t one in the bathroom.
Toilet still blocked? grab your phone and give our Ottawa Plumbers a call!