Don’t Panic! We Can Help With a Clogged Toilet
A clogged toilet is something that happens over the years to the best of us – it just comes with owning modern day plumbing lol! Perhaps your toilet has been faced with something it isn’t supposed to swallow, perhaps it’s older and just can’t keep up with the demand of what is being flushed – it happens everywhere. One of the biggest problems beyond the obvious is the fear of the expensive plumbing bill that will follow. We’re here to tell you it may not have to cost you a cent! Before calling in the our professional Oakville Plumbers there’s a method you can try on your own. Sometimes blockages aren’t as bad as you think and you just need the know how on what to do.
Plumbing Term: Auger
Ever heard of an auger? It’s the tool we plumbers use to clear blockages. Many of you may know it better by the nickname it has been given over the years: snake. It is named after this reptile as it is long and sleek with a coiled tail. When put in motion its tails will wrap itself around whatever matter is causing your blockage and shred it/chew it apart. This is a powerful machine and sometimes your blockage may only require a makeshift facsimile of what a true auger is. Below we have instructions on how to make your own and give it a try yourself if you’d like – you’d be amazed at what you can fix on your own!
Make Your Own Snake
Go to your clothes closet and take out a wire hanger
Unbend the wire hanger so it’s one long piece/rod
Take an old rag and wrap it tightly a good ways up the rod, like at least six inches
Put on a pair of rubber gloves (you’ll thank us for mentioning this – it does get messy!)
Insert the wrapped up into the clog and start poking about/breaking the matter up
Remove everything you can from the toilet and put into the garbage
Dump a kettle of boiling hot water down the toilet – and flush
Congratulations! You’ve snaked your own toilet!
Still Have a Clogged Toilet? Call John THE Plumber Today!
If you’ve done all of the above and you’re not getting any traction, then you may well have a bigger clog that a homemade snake can handle, in which case it’s time to give us a call. We are pleased to send you one of our licensed professional Oakville plumbers to you right away – and believe us when we tell you there’s no clog we can’t handle! Call John THE Plumber Oakville today. We’ll have your toilet running smoothly in no time flat, and remember we are the company that will stick around not only to ensure that you are satisfied, but to provide any tips that we can about any and all plumbing matters you may be concerned about.
DON’T DELAY OAKVILLE! CALL JOHN THE PLUMBER TODAY!