Taking care of a home plumbing system should be scheduled into your DIY home improvement plan. Every weekend warrior should take care not to forget about all the different areas of their home’s plumbing system. There are a lot of different components that make up the entirety of the plumbing in your home and each part needs some level of regularly scheduled attention in order to avoid problems from taking over. Thanks to Roto-Rooter of Irving, Texas, 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 is a trusted name to millions of customers and we’ve been in business since 1935. In an effort to reach out and provide our customers with even more helpful resources, Roto-Rooter plumbers put together this guide for toilet repair and maintenance.
Things You Will Need
- A toilet plunger—this is probably the most important tool to have in your plumbing arsenal, as you will use it often. Even the cleanest and smoothest running toilet bowls will oftentimes have hiccups 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 deep to the source of the problem. A plumbing snake will give you access to these areas and allow you to pull out whatever is in the way.
- 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.
Consider the following the next time you tackle a clogged toilet.
- Use a toilet plunger, not a sink plunger, to work down some of the backed up water in the bowl. If it is only a minor blockage, plunging will fix the problem fairly quickly. If subsequent flushes still do not pass through the system, move on to step two.
- Put on your rubber gloves and grab a plumbing snake. If you do not own one, you can purchase your own from a home improvement store or call Roto-Rooter of Irving to come and use his equipment to resolve your problem. If doing it yourself, send the snake down deep to the source of blockage and pull out whatever is in the way. Plumbing snakes come in many different sizes. Make sure yours is long enough to reach the problem area.
- Finally, use Roto-Rooter drain care products to ensure that a similar blockage does not form again anytime soon.