A proper-working toilet is something homeowners don’t always appreciate until it is no longer functional. One of the most common complaints in the bathroom department is a clogged toilet. There is no need to be embarrassed! Everyone has it happen to him or her at least once in life and we are going to help you deal with it.
If it’s the first time you’ve lived alone or maybe you’ve been lucky enough to go this long without toilet problems, there is a relatively simple solution. Simple enough that even someone who has never picked up a plunger could do it. So first things first, you’ll need to invest in a proper plunger. This helps you to avoid the awkward moment when you have to leave the toilet clogged while you run to the store.
Picking Out A Plunger
Head to a hardware store, they’ll have the best selection of quality plungers to get the job done quick and easy. When you get to store, go to the bathroom or plunger section. You may see a number of different plunger options. There are two main types of plungers that are usually available, ones for sinks and ones for toilets.
A toilet plunger has somewhat of a bowl extending out from the end that looks as though it could fix snugly into the base of your toilet. Flip the plunger over and make sure the bowl has an inside rim or flange, this makes for a more powerful plunge. The plunger you choose should look sturdy and be made with thick rubber. Don’t be ashamed to try it out in the store, push it down on the floor and see if it’s easy to maneuver. It should not appear flimsy; you should have to use a reasonable amount of force to push it down.
The Impossible Clog: A Job for the Plumber
If you get home and the plunger doesn’t fix the problem, chances are you the clog is much further down in your pipes. The problem may likely be located in the s-curve of your plumbing, if this is the case the toilet congestion is deep enough you won’t be able to fix it with a plunger alone. In this situation, you’ll need to contact a plumber to tackle the problem.
When you’re in need of a dependable and experienced central Indiana plumber, look no further than Westside Plumbing. We are proud to assist in any plumbing projects for clients in Brownsburg, Avon IN, Zionsville, Danville IN, Plainfield, and the surrounding Indiana areas. Contact us today at 317-445-8399 for plumbing repairs or for more information on any of our plumbing services .