CLOGGED TOILET SERVICE PHOENIX
Is there anything that causes more frustration than a toilet that won’t flush? Water rises in the bowl and begins spilling onto the floor as panic sets in. If a toilet requires plunging on a regular basis, there is probably an obstruction in the trap or farther down the drainpipe. It may even be a symptom of a bigger problem farther down the sewer line. We’re experts at dealing with clogged toilets—in fact, it’s one of our most-requested bathroom plumbing services.
WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU NOTICE A CLOGGED TOILET
A professional toilet repair and drain cleaning service will start off by assessing the whole toilet to make sure that there are no other issues that could be leading to the clog or potentially causing another problem. In most cases, a toilet clog is the only thing wrong with the plumbing. A quick and thorough inspection during the process of unclogging a toilet might reveal major damage that has been lurking in the plumbing system for quite some time. If another issue is uncovered by the plumber, the proper steps can then be taken to address it.
Start By Turning Off The Water
By turning off the water, you can at least help prevent the situation from getting further out of control. There are a few options that can decide from:
- Turn off the valve at the base of the toilet by twisting it.
- Shut off the main water line that enters your Phoenix area home
- Open the back of the toilet (the top of the tank often comes off) and tie off the float so that it stays in the off position until an expert arrive
Clean Up The Surrounding Area
One you have stopped the water from overflowing, the next step to take is thoroughly cleaning the area around the toilet. Water damage can be minimized (and sometimes avoided) by taking quick action to remove any traces of moisture from floorboards or the base of the wall. Many bathrooms are also lined with already slippery tile, and adding a layer of water on top of that can make walking in the area a slipping hazard. Taking as much action as possible to eliminate the risk.
Take Care of The Material Clogging Your Toilet
There are several options for you to take in order to unclog your toilet. In some cases, if you are the one who just flushed something down the toilet and it’s now clogged, a pair of rubber gloves can do the trick. It can get a little messy, but effective if the clog is close to the bottom of the toilet bowl.
The next method for trying to unclog your toilet would be using a traditional plunger. Make sure that you buy a plunger that was made to be used with toilets. There are plungers out there that aren’t specifically designed for toilet use, and they can cause water to go everywhere (which is what you’ve already cleaned up)!
A drain snake is another option for clog removal, but they can be extremely messy to use, so they aren’t recommended unless you know how to use them properly.
If you’ve tried one or all of the above methods and you’re still unsure of what’s causing your clogged toilet in phoenix, reach out the experts here at Plumbing Masters for help. For assistance with a toilet that is clogged, leaking, or running, call Plumbing Masters!