A Toilet Repair Guide from Roto-Rooter

A Toilet Repair Guide from Roto-Rooter

No matter how much you think you are in control, something is bound to go wrong in your house. In an effort to stay on top of all the different areas of your property that demand attention, it is important to first realize what those areas are and what their specific needs entail. Home plumbing is the source of many problems if overlooked long enough. With the help of Roto-Rooter, you have access to the products and services that will make the upkeep and maintenance of your home plumbing system easier than ever. With a name associated with quality, join our millions of customers and learn what Roto-Rooter can do for you. To go the extra mile and help our customers even more, we have compiled this informational guide for proper toilet repair to get you started off on the right foot with your plumbing maintenance efforts.


Things You Will Need


  • A toilet plunger—you should have one of these stored next to each toilet bowl in the house so that you are ready when a problem arises.
  • Cleaning gloves—when things get messy have a pair of rubber or plastic-cleaning gloves on hand to keep your hands spotless no matter how sticky or gross the situation may be.
  • A plumbing snake—since they come in many different sizes, make sure that you have a hand-powered drain snake that can reach deep into your drain system. Roto-Rooter recommends the kind with a rubber sleeve over the cable to prevent scratches on your toilet’s porcelain surface.
  • Roto-Rooter drain products—use these to clean and fortify your drainage system. 

Steps for Success

Use the following troubleshooting steps to properly go about toilet repair in your home plumbing system:


  1. First, when the toilet stops flushing properly, grab a toilet plunger and work the drain for a few minutes to see if you can restore some level of flow. Most situations are usually just small system hiccups that will be easily fixed with the plunger.
  2. If for some reason your plunging efforts are not fruitful, put on your cleaning gloves because it is time to go in deeper. With a plumbing snake, you will be able to reach down deep into the drain system and work out whatever is down there. With the hook at the end of the snake, you should be able to break up the clog.
  3. Finally, after full drainage and flushing capacity have been restored, use Roto-Rooter cleaning products to help dissolve the gunk and grime left behind to prevent further blockages from forming.
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