Welcome to our blog, this is Ben from Benjamin Franklin Plumbing. It’s happened to everyone… “a stopped up toilet”. It’s very easy for a simple clog to become a very big problem; especially if that toilet overflows leaving you with a big mess and in some cases with water damages. Today, I’m going to share with you the four steps to unclog a toilet before it becomes a significant issue.
Toilet clogs almost always occur at the top of the tight up-curving trap that’s part of the fixture. In some cases a plunger can provide enough power to clear that obstruction. When using the plunger make sure you make a tight seal on the hole in your toiled bowl. Vigorously work the plunger up and down before quickly pulling it off
If the plunging does not work you will need a closet auger. Place the auger end into the bowl with its bent tip aiming up. Hold the tool shaft steady as your crank and push down on the handle. You will feel the cable snake its way up into the trap. While using the auger, it’s important that you wear goggles and gloves to protect your face and hands. It’s very easy to severely injure your arm while cranking it, so be careful when using the auger.
Continue cranking until you’ve dispensed the entire cable (about 3 feet). Retrieve the cable by simultaneously cranking and pulling up
Flush the toilet to clear up the drainpipe. If it’s still a little sluggish run the auger threw twice more. Once up the left side and then again on the right side. This three prone detract will clear any matter clean to the side of the traps. If you encounter any troubles when unclogging your toilet, our professional plumbers are standing by to help. They will even share with you, how to keep that toilet permanently clear. You can always count on receiving 100 percent satisfaction with Benjamin Franklin pluming. We guarantee if there is any delay, it's you we pay.