Blocked toilets can be an annoying problem for homeowners and renters alike. They can be a source of frustration and embarrassment, and can even cause damage to your home. However, there are ways to unblock a badly blocked toilet without a plunger, and Drainage Cumbria is here to help.
Drainage Cumbria is a blocked toilets company in Cumbria that specializes in providing solutions for blocked toilets. We understand the frustration that comes with a blocked toilet, and we are here to help you out. In this article, we will show you how to unblock a badly blocked toilet without a plunger, using simple household items.
Before we delve into the solutions, let us first understand what causes a toilet to get blocked. Usually, a blocked toilet is caused by the accumulation of water, toilet paper, and other debris in the bowl. In some cases, it can also be caused by using too much toilet paper or flushing inappropriate items down the toilet.
To solve this problem, you will need a few household items: hot water, soap, and a pair of rubber gloves. Start by putting on the rubber gloves to protect your hands.
The first method you can try is using a mop. Yes, you read that right. A mop can be used to unblock a badly blocked toilet without a plunger. First, make sure there is enough water in the bowl to cover the bristles of the mop. Add a small amount of soap to the water to help lubricate the blockage.
Next, insert the mop into the bowl and push the bristles down towards the blockage. Move the mop up and down vigorously to try and dislodge the blockage. Continue doing this until the water starts to drain away.
If the mop method does not work, you can try using a vacuum cleaner. However, you must ensure that the vacuum cleaner is a wet/dry vacuum, as a regular household vacuum cleaner is not designed for this purpose.
Cover the end of the vacuum cleaners hose with a plastic bag and secure it with a band or sellotape. Insert the covered hose into the bowl and turn on the vacuum. The suction created by the vacuum cleaner should dislodge the blockage and allow the water to drain away.
Another method you can try is using an elastic band. This method involves creating a makeshift plunger using an elastic band and some plastic wrap.
Wrap the plastic wrap around your hand and arm so that it covers your entire hand. Next, place an elastic band around the plastic wrap-covered hand so that it covers your fingers and wrist. Insert your hand into the bowl and push the elastic band-covered fingers down towards the blockage. Move your hand up and down vigorously, similar to the way you would use a plunger.
If all else fails, you can try draining the main drain of the toilet. This method involves disconnecting the toilet from the main drain at the base of the toilet. To do this, you will need to turn off the water supply to the toilet and flush the toilet to remove as much water as possible.
Next, use a wrench to loosen the nuts that attach the toilet to the floor. Once the nuts are loosened, lift the toilet off the floor and set it aside. Use a flashlight to look down the drain and remove any visible blockages using a wire hanger or similar tool.
In conclusion, there are several methods you can try to unblock a badly blocked toilet without a plunger. However, if none of these methods work, it may be time to call in the experts. Drainage Cumbria is a professional blocked toilets company in Cumbria that can help you get rid of any blockages in your toilet.
Don't hesitate to get in touch with us on 01228 734162 or email us at [email protected] if you're experiencing blocked toilets problems that one of our DIY solutions can't fix. You can also visit our website at drainagecumbria.uk to learn more about our services.