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How To Unclog A Toilet

If you need to unclog a toilet, here are some general steps you can follow:

  1. Stop flushing: If you notice that the toilet is clogged and the water level is rising, do not flush the toilet as it may cause the water to overflow.

  2. Avoid chemicals: It's important to avoid using harsh chemicals or objects like wire hangers or other tools that may damage the toilet or worsen the clog.

  3. Grab a plunger: The plunger is a common tool used to unclog toilets. Make sure the rubber cup of the plunger is clean and properly covers the drain hole in the toilet bowl.

  4. Create a seal: Place the plunger over the drain hole in the toilet bowl, and press down firmly to create a seal. Make sure the plunger is completely submerged in water.

  5. Plunge: Push down on the plunger with a firm and quick motion, then pull up forcefully, repeating the plunging motion several times. The pressure created by the plunger may help to dislodge the clog and allow the water to flow freely.

  6. Check for drainage: After plunging for a few minutes, release the plunger and check if the water is draining properly. If the water level goes down, it means the clog has been cleared.

  7. Flush: Once the water drains properly, flush the toilet to check if the clog has been fully cleared. If the water goes down without any issues, then the toilet is unclogged.

  8. Repeat if necessary: If the toilet is still clogged after using the plunger, you may need to repeat the process multiple times.

  9. Happy flushing!

If you're unable to unclog the toilet using a plunger, or if you're uncomfortable attempting to unclog it yourself, it's best to contact Paradise Plumbing to set up an appointment. No matter what plumbing issue you have, our licensed plumbers are well-equipped to handle it.

Call Paradise Plumbing at 760-390-3421


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