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Learn How To Unclog A Toilet Like A Plumber

“It’s one of the worst things that can happen at home,” is how people describe the unpleasant experience of a clogged toilet. Usually the plumber encounters quite difficult situations to solve, but that does not limit his ability to provide excellent service.

In this article we will take the opportunity to give you very good advice that will help you to uncover as a plumber that invaluable place in the house as the bathroom and specifically the toilet is.

Knowing how to do this work can help you solve an uncomfortable situation and can also save you time as well as headaches.

Learn how to do it without making it too complicated!

How to Uncover a Toilet Like a Plumber and What Tools to Use

The first thing we have to tell you is that if you suspect that the toilet is clogged, don’t flush the water from the tank so that it doesn’t overflow, this way you will avoid the process to become more complicated and tedious.

The rubber plunger: This tool is the most known and used worldwide to unclog any toilet, it is present in almost any home. You can use a traditional one, with a rubber head and flap, which is specially designed for the toilet.

When this plunger is used in the right way, most toilet clogs can usually be cleared without a plumber.

Drain snake: This instrument is not as popular in homes. The Drain Snake is a long metal cable, its flexibility means that it can be inserted down the toilet drain without causing any damage to the porcelain. 

Chemicals: For safety reasons, this is one of the last options we recommend. By using chemicals you expose yourself to burns on your skin or any other part of your body.

If for any reason you are forced to use chemicals follow the manufacturer’s instructions very well, use gloves, a mask to cover your mouth and nose; and protective glasses for your eyes. Also, try to keep the toilet completely empty so you don’t have a problem removing water with hazardous chemicals.

Uncovering a Toilet

Define the place where you are going to work, put on suitable clothes and make yourself comfortable to start your project.

If the toilet is very clogged, you have to wait until the water level drops. Then you have to hold the plunger with both hands, standing on the same line as the plunger. The head of the plunger must be completely submerged in the water, press and pull up and down at least 20 times. 

On the last attempt, pull up hard to get a good suction. Repeat this sequence at least 3 times before giving up.

Uncovering a Toilet: With a Probe

Pull the handle upwards to place the probe at the end of the tube. Carefully insert the bottom of the toilet drain probe, turn the handle clockwise while pushing down. Continue until the bowl is finally uncovered. Rewind the handle to the starting position, remove the tube slowly and refill the toilet with water.

If all this is too complicated, at Mr. Poronga we have qualified personnel to perform any plumbing work. If you need professional advice or help, call 313.687.6905 and we will gladly help you solve your emergency.