December 11, 2022
It happens to us all.
Your toilet gets clogged and now you’re scrambling to unclog it before you’re discovered.
Problem: You’re failing spectacularly.
Why? You can seem to unclog the toilet fine sometimes, but not other times.
Maybe we can help by highlighting 3 common mistakes homeowners make when trying to unclog their toilet.
A plunger is a plunger is a plunger, right?
There are 2 main types of plungers:
The flange plunger has the extension flange on the rubber bell-shaped end. This design helps the plunger create a better seal on the drain so you can create more pressure while plunging.
So, no flange = Little pressure = difficulty unclogging the toilet clog.
Do this: Save yourself some hassle and make sure you’re using a flange plunger.
Let’s assume you’re using a flange plunger. You may just be using it incorrectly.
Do this: Next time you have a clog, use your plunger like this:
Sometimes, an extra stubborn clog can be caused by what’s farther down the drain in the sewer line.
Clogs in the sewer line are commonly caused by things you should NOT be flushing down your toilet, including:
Do this: Always remember, if it’s not toilet paper or waste, don’t flush it down the toilet. And if you have a stubborn clog you suspect could be further down the drain, contact Mr. Plumber. We can use a camera to find the source of the problem and get it corrected.
Mr. Plumber is a plumbing company that provides professional plumbing services to metro Atlanta including Marietta, Alpharetta, Suwanee, Canton, Woodstock, Roswell, Cumming, Douglasville and more.