How to unclog a toilet? How to maintain your toilet?

An abnormal rise in water in your toilet is a sign that your toilet is clogged. It is an event that is not really pleasant because if you do not remedy it effectively you risk having the water in your toilet overflow.

However, there is no need to panic and call a professional at the first sign of a blockage. If you have a few tools like the suction cup or the ferret, you can easily unclog your toilet yourself.

However, the cause of a clogged toilet is often due to its misuse and lack of maintenance. It is therefore necessary to be aware of the right actions to take to avoid this kind of inconvenience.

What to do if the toilet is blocked

When you flush your toilet and observe that the water is not flowing normally, your toilet turns out to be indeed clogged. In this case, it will first be necessary to determine whether the problem can be solved by yourself or if it requires the intervention of a plumber. However, by the time your plumber arrives at your house, it can take a long time to happen which could be very unpleasant in the event of a toilet bowl overflow.

To unclog your toilet, therefore, equip yourself with a suction cup and proceed as follows: immerse the suction cup in the bottom of the bowl so as to cover the orifice so that the air does not pass any more, then make movements of va -and-come by pressing firmly on the handle of the suction cup so that there is a call for air and repeat this movement until the water is evacuated. If the bowl fills up when you flush the toilet again, do not repeat the action as it may overflow.

If the water is still draining slowly, you can equip yourself with a ferret and pass it through the elbow of the siphon and maneuver it by turning it until it dislodges the plug. . To complete the job, pour boiling water into the bowl to clean up any remaining dirt.

Maintain your toilet regularly to prevent it from clogging

The maintenance of your toilets begins with basic instructions. As the piping of your toilets does not adapt well to fatty products, avoid at all costs throwing your leftover fatty foods in the bowl (oils, etc.). Indeed, the residues risk obstructing the water drainage by the accumulation of fat along the wall of the pipe. Make sure, after flushing the toilet, that the waste has flowed into the drain, otherwise remove the flush.

It is also strongly recommended not to throw away residues composed of solid matter such as condoms, plasters, sanitary napkins or wipes because these do not degrade and will form a plug that will prevent the flow of the flush.

To maintain your toilet as well as possible, clean it regularly using a ferret and liquid products intended for this purpose that you will easily find in most stores. Install a trash can in your toilet: this will prevent your guests from throwing inappropriate materials into your toilet!

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