Are you dealing with a blocked toilet in Cumbria? Don't worry; you're not alone. A blocked toilet can happen at any time and can be a hassle to deal with. Fortunately, there are several methods you can try to unblock your toilet quickly.
Firstly, let me introduce you to Drainage Cumbria, a blocked toilet company in Cumbria that can assist you with all your drainage needs, including blocked toilets. Our phone number is 01228 734162, and our email is [email protected]. Our team of experts can come and assess the situation promptly and offer tailored solutions. Meanwhile, let's discuss some methods you can try to unblock your toilet.
Before you start any method of unblocking, you need to locate where the blockage is. If the water level in the bowl is high, it's likely that the blockage is closer to the toilet, and if the water level is lower or normal, then the blockage could be further down the drain pipe.
If you have identified the blockage to be in the toilet itself, first, try pouring hot water and soap into the bowl. Hot water and soap can help loosen the debris and other materials causing the blockage. Let the water sit for a few minutes before you flush.
If the hot water and soap did not work, the next step is to use a plunger. A plunger is a tool that creates suction that helps dislodge the blockage. Place the plunger over the drain opening and push and pull the plunger vigorously several times. If the blockage is successfully dislodged, the water should flush without any issues.
If the plunger method does not work, try using an auger. An auger is a long, flexible tool that can help navigate through the drain pipes and dislodge the blockage. Insert the end of the auger into the toilet bowl and slowly turn the handle of the tool. Keep pushing the auger until the blockage is dislodged.
If you don't have an auger, try the wire coat hanger trick. Straighten a wire coat hanger and insert one end into the blockage. Push the wire down the drain and use a back and forth motion to dislodge the blockage.
If none of the above methods work, try pouring a mixture of vinegar and baking soda into the bowl. Let the mixture sit for about 30 minutes before flushing the toilet. The chemical reaction will create pressure that can help dislodge the blockage.
If you have tried all the methods listed above, and the blockage remains, it's time to check your drain pipe outside. The blockage could be further down your drain, requiring professional help. Call Drainage Cumbria, and our team will come and assess the situation promptly.
Prevention is always better than cure. Here are a few tips to help prevent blocking your toilet:
A blocked toilet can be a nuisance, but with the right tools and techniques, you can quickly unblock your toilet. However, if the blockage persists, don't hesitate to call Drainage Cumbria at 01228 734162. We can help you solve your blocked toilet situation promptly. Remember to take preventative measures to avoid future blockages.