Published On Aug 07, 2013
Hi my name's Dave Henry with Wilbur Henry Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning. Serving York PA. Our phone number is 717-755-5461. Our website address is http://www.wilburhenry.com/ .
Here's some things you can try to do on a clogged toilet.
The 3 most common things that clog toilets way to much toilet paper, the flushable wipes. I know they say flushable on them. But older houses with their cast iron pipe the wipes get caught on the build up on the pipes and they will stop up your sewer lines sooner or later.
Some of the things you can do is, once the clog occurs, let it sit for a couple of hours you know, three or four hours.
You can try a metal coat hanger, what I'll do is cut a coat hanger and try to bend it as long as I can and stick it up as far as I can to help break it up. The other thing you can
do is try flushing the toilet when it's clogged.
The more water in the bowl the more head pressure is on the clog and might help it push it out through. If the water comes up to high you push the flapper back down as fast as you can and that will stop the flush by pushing the flapper back down.
You can try a regular plunger or go to any hardware store and try a toilet auger.
However if you need to go to this step you may want to save yourself the time and money and call a plumber to get the issue resolved.
You also want to make sure the jets are cleaned out on you toilet. This is especially true for people on well systems with the calcium deposits.