A Successful Guide to Toilet Repair
It can be quite frustrating to deal with all the different areas of a property that require maintenance and repair. In order to stay on top of the upkeep of your home, it is important to make a thorough plan that efficiently splits up your time accordingly. The home plumbing system is an especially feisty system in a property because, if not regularly maintained, big problems can easily form and create messes. These problems can cause incredible damage to your property. To avoid these headaches, give Roto-Rooter a call today. With all the products and resources you need in one place, we make home plumbing repair easier than ever. To help you in your efforts around the house, use this following guide for proper toilet repair.
Things You Will Need
- A toilet plunger—ideally, you should keep one of these in every bathroom in your home, in case of problem arises.
- Work gloves—it is important to keep plastic or rubber work gloves on hand so that you can keep your hands clean when things get messy.
- A plumbing snake—they come in many different sizes, so make sure that you have one long enough to do the job.
- Roto-Rooter drain-cleaning products—these will go the extra mile to make your efforts long lasting and more effective.
Steps for Success
Use the following steps to properly go about toilet repair and to obtain the best results:
- First, as soon as the toilet starts to clog, grab the toilet plunger and start plunging the toilet bowl immediately. If you do this quickly enough, you can avoid water overflowing and help maintain some level of drainage.
- Second, if for some reason your plunging efforts have not been enough to loosen the clog, grab the plumbing snake. Make sure to use work gloves so that your hands do not get dirty pulling the snake in and out of the drain. Use this tool to reach down to the source of the problem and use the hook on the end to snag anything lingering. After a few tries, you should be able to pull out the source of the problem.
- Finally, use Roto-Rooter cleaning products to strip away the rest of the gunk and grime still down there. With the use of enzyme products, bacteria will remain in your pipes to help keep future clogs from ever forming.