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Imagine you’re facing down a clogged toilet: dirty water close to the rim, a mass of paper and #2 nastiness blocking the drain. One more flush will overflow the toilet, flooding your bathroom.
As nasty as it gets…
So, do you know how to plunge a toilet when the stakes are high?
You’ve got the trusty plunger in hand, but one wrong move might do more harm than good. That’s why you’re here. That’s why you Googled something like “how to plunge a toilet?”
We’ve got your back. You can learn how to plunge a toilet right here.
Some plungers are better at unclogging drains and sinks, while some plungers are better at unclogging toilets.
The best toilet plungers have a flange, or protrusion, that forms a tight seal with the clogged toilet drain.
Traditional, flat plungers are actually designed for unclogging sinks and showers. Of course, in a pinch, whatever plunger you have handy will do the trick.
Important: These tips are ONLY for clogs you made yourself. If you don’t know what clogged your toilet, there may be a deeper problem at hand. If your toilet clogs frequently, you may have a more serious issue. We’ll get to that later.
How to plunge a toilet:
Most toilet clogs are innocent accidents. But if you didn’t clog the toilet with half a roll of toilet paper, you may be in trouble.
Frequent, unexplained clogs are often the result of a bigger plumbing problem. Problems like clogged drains or blocked sewer lines.
Ignoring either of those issues can lead to plumbing nightmares. A nightmare like a sewer line backup, which forces raw sewage up through every drain in your house.
Now you know how to plunge a toilet—like a pro. Bookmark this page if you think you’ll need these tips again.
If you’re about to plunge a toilet, take a deep breathe (but hold your nose), and stay calm. You’ve got this.
Remember if you experience frequent toilet clogs, or clogs appear without explanation, you might have a bigger problem—like a blocked sewer line. The friendly plumbing experts of Benjamin Franklin Plumbing are ready to diagnose and fix your problem.
Contact us to discuss a pipe or sewer inspection and all of your plumbing needs
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