What to do When You Get a Blocked Toilet in Robina, Varsity Lakes, Burleigh, or Mudgeeraba

A blocked toilet is something that makes most people feel a little strange. Often the hope is to flush it one or two more times and hope it suddenly goes down. Sometimes this works. Often it worsens the situation and you end up with a flooded toilet that quickly turns into a flooded restroom. If you have a blocked toilet in Robina, Varsity Lakes, Burleigh, or Mudgeeraba, you can always give us a call at Tallai Plumbing. However, if you wish to avoid having to call in a professional to look at your toilet, there are various preliminary strategies you can try before bringing us on board to solve the problem. As much as we love having your business, we strongly encourage you to consider at least one or two basic techniques to make sure the issue warrants professional attention.

Always Try a Standard Toilet Plunger First

Many people know little to nothing about plumbing. This is fine as it is not necessary knowledge most of the time. At a minimum, though, you should have a toilet plunger in your house at all times, preferably one near every toilet in your house. A plunger has the potential not just to resolve a blocked toilet, avoiding the hassle and cost of calling a professional over such a small matter, but to prevent a flooding toilet. As previously stated, one of the most common strategies to countering a blocked toilet is to try to flush it again. Sometimes a second push of pressure is all it takes to loosen up whatever is causing the clog. If it is not, however, you will have just doubled the amount of water in your toilet bowl, which often causes flooding. This can be damaging to the area, depending on the surrounding materials. If you are extremely concerned about potentially flooding your blocked toilet in Robina, Varsity Lakes, Burleigh, or Mudgeeraba, do not hesitate to give us a call right away.

Using a toilet plunger is relatively straightforward, though, and may make the call unnecessary. All it takes is to hold onto the handle, place the cup of the plunger into the bowl, over the opening. From there it is a simple up and down motion of the plunger, keeping the lips of the cup as closely around the opening as possible. This puts an on and off pressure on the clog, which is often all it takes to loosen it up. The advantage of a plunger over a second flush is that the amount of pressure placed is higher, it doesn't add to the water content of the bowl, and it allows you unlimited attempts with limited potential for adverse side effects. If you have a blocked toilet in Varsity Lakes, Burleigh, Robina, or Mudgeeraba, always try a toilet plunger first.

When You Know, You Have to Call a Professional

If you have a blocked toilet in Burleigh, Robina, Mudgeeraba, or Varsity Lakes and you have tried a toilet plunger to no avail, the next step is to try the toilet auger. This is a step that not everyone will wish to try on their own. A toilet auger is a larger tool that is not considered vital to have lying around the house. That said, if you can get your hands on one, they are easy to use and can reach much farther than a traditional plunger. If you do not have one on hand or you do and it doesn’t help, it is time to give us a call.

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