Taking care of a home plumbing system should be a routine part of your DIY home maintenance plan. From the bathroom to the basement, indoor and outdoor, there are a lot of different components that make up the entirety of the plumbing in your home. Each component needs some level of regularly scheduled attention in order to avoid problems. Thanks to Roto-Rooter, you have access to industry-standard resources that can help you find a solution to any sewer and drain issue that arises.
From top-of-the-line products and tools to outstanding service and customer support, Roto-Rooter has been a trusted name to millions of customers since 1935. We know how important it is to be familiar with DIY home maintenance as a preventative measure. Our expert plumbers have assembled this guide to help you address common issues with the cornerstone of any indoor plumbing system: the toilet.
Things You Will Need:
- A toilet plunger. A plunger is probably the most important tool to have in your plumbing arsenal. Even if you don’t use it often, you never want to find yourself in need of a plunger… and not have one handy! Because they are so highly utilized, even new toilets can have small clogs that can be easily fixed after a couple minutes of plunging.
- A plumbing snake. For serious blockages and backups, you will need to be able to reach down the pipe to the source of the problem. A plumbing snake will give you access to out-of-reach, out-of-view areas, allowing you to pull out whatever is in the way. Plumbing snakes are readily available at home improvement stores.
- Rubber or plastic gloves. Things can get messy when fixing the toilet so it is important to keep yourself as clean as possible. A good pair of old dishwashing gloves will do just the trick.
- Roto-Rooter Pipe Shield and drain care products. After going through all the effort to clean out a blockage, use professional-grade Roto-Rooter products to clean and fortify your drainage system. Pipe Shield is an eco-friendly solution that helps prevent future clogs.
- Consider the following the next time you tackle a clogged toilet.Use a toilet plunger, not a sink plunger, when attempting to clear a toilet clog. If it is only a minor blockage, plunging will fix the problem fairly quickly. If subsequent flushes still do not flow freely through the system, move on to step two.
- Put on your rubber gloves and grab a plumbing snake. Send the snake down through the toilet to the source of blockage and pull out whatever is in the way.
- Once you have cleared the blockage, use Roto-Rooter drain care products to ensure that a similar blockage does not form again anytime soon.