If you live in Cumbria, you are familiar with the many challenges that come with owning a home. One of those challenges is dealing with a blocked toilet drain. No one wants to deal with a blocked toilet, but sometimes accidents happen, and the result is a clogged drain. This can be frustrating, but the good news is that you can fix it yourself with a bit of know-how and the right tools. In this guide, we will walk you through the steps to fix a blocked toilet drain in Cumbria.
At Drainage Cumbria, we specialize in blocked drains and are dedicated to providing quality service and expert advice to our clients in Cumbria. We understand the frustration that comes with a blocked toilet, and that is why we have put together this guide to help you fix the problem yourself. We are here to help you get your toilet working again as quickly as possible.
Before we get started, you will need a few tools and materials to fix a blocked toilet drain. These include:
The first step is to assess the blockage. Look at the toilet bowl and see if there is any visible blockage. If the blockage is visible, you may be able to remove it with your hands or a pair of gloves. If the blockage is not visible, proceed to the next step.
The next step is to pour hot water into the toilet bowl. The hot water will help to break down the blockage and may help to dislodge it. You should pour the hot water slowly to avoid overflowing the toilet bowl. Repeat this process a few times if necessary.
If pouring hot water into the toilet bowl doesn't work, the next step is to use baking soda and vinegar. To do this, pour one cup of baking soda into the toilet bowl, followed by one cup of vinegar. You should see a fizzing reaction as the two substances react. This reaction should help to break down the blockage. Let it sit for about 10 minutes before flushing the toilet.
If the blockage is still present after using baking soda and vinegar, it's time to use a plunger. Use a plunger designed for toilets, not sinks. To use the plunger, place it over the toilet bowl drain and push down firmly. You should create a seal between the plunger and the toilet bowl. Then, push and pull the plunger up and down vigorously to create a vacuum. This vacuum should dislodge the blockage. If it doesn't work the first time, repeat the process a few times.
If the toilet is still blocked after using the plunger, the next step is to use a wire coat hanger. Straighten out the wire coat hanger and insert it into the toilet bowl drain. Use the wire to try to push the blockage through, or pull it out. Be careful not to push it further down the drain.
If none of the above steps have worked, you may need to use a drain auger. A drain auger is a flexible wire that can be inserted into the drain to break up and dislodge the blockage. Follow the instructions that come with the drain auger to use it correctly.
If you have tried all the above steps and still can't fix the blocked toilet drain, it's time to call a professional. This is especially true if the blockage is in a far pipe or a blocked drain. A professional plumber will have the necessary equipment and expertise to fix the problem.
Dealing with a blocked toilet drain is frustrating, but it's a problem that can be fixed, even in Cumbria. As long as you have the necessary tools and follow the steps outlined in this guide, you should be able to fix a blocked toilet drain on your own. If you need help or have any questions, don't hesitate to give Drainage Cumbria a call at 01228 734162 or visit our website at drainagecumbria.uk. We are always here to help you.