Simple Toilet Troubleshooting - Plumbers Trick
One of the most important parts of any home is the
toilet. Depending upon the size of your family, this plumbing fixture
could be used often and if there's a problem with it, not only will it
waste water, but it can be extremely frustrating.
The biggest problem with most toilets will be clogging. You go to flush something down the toilet and with a quick glance, you notice the water rising and you slowly start to panic as the water starts to overflow onto the bathroom floor.
I would imagine that this has happened to almost everyone who is reading this article, at least once during their life.
There are a few different ways to unclog the toilet, the most common is to use a simple plunger that can be purchased at almost any home improvement center or lumberyard.
The instructions are easy for using a plunger, you simply place the bottom rubber part of the plunger into the toilet and start pushing up and down until you notice the water starting to drain properly.
Now what if this doesn't work and you're tired of using the plunger. You've worked on it for over 10 minutes and nothing is happening. Now here's the old plumbers trick that most plumbers don't want you to know and some of them don't even know themselves.
If you have a large shop vacuum, starts sucking all of the water out of the toilet bowl. After the water is removed, flush the toilet again, with the vacuum on and shove the vacuum hose as far down the toilet as possible and see if you can dislodge what ever is stuck in the toilet bowl drain. You can repeat the process at least five times before quitting.
Usually the power of a large shop vacuum will suck out anything that is stuck in your toilet bowl trap. If this doesn't work, you still have two other options.
You can call a plumber or you can drain all of the water out of the toilet and then remove it to see if anything is stuck, at the bottom of the toilet bowl.
If you can’t visually see anything, try to use the shop vacuum to suck out the object that is causing you so much frustration. Don't forget you can always buy a new toilet. The cost of a new toilet would probably be the same as if you had a plumber visit your home.