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The Plumbers' Toilet Guide for Dummies

Home plumbing repair and maintenance is no easy task, especially if you lack experience.  Problems that come about can become quite overwhelming if you do not know what to do. With the help of Roto-Rooter, you have access to the services and products you need to get the job done right. We care about all our customers and always strive to improve the Roto-Rooter experience. Since 1935, we have built a brand and name that people trust. We know how difficult home plumbing systems can be, so we have gone the extra mile to not only continue providing great service, but also provide good information to get you started on the right foot.

Toilet Repair

 Use the following steps to take better care of your toilet and to fix common problems.

Things you will need:

  • Toilet plunger—this handy tool is a must for each bathroom in your home. Keep it close so you are ready no matter what.
  • Work gloves—rubber or plastic will do just fine. Whether you are cleaning or performing some kind of repair, keeping your hands clean from the gunk and grime will do wonders for your happiness.
  • Plumbing snake—this goes beyond what a plunger is capable of and gets you to the heart of the problem quickly.
  • Roto-Rooter drain cleaners and enzymes—these products will keep things running smoothly and cut your clogs in half.

Consider the following for better toilet bowl maintenance and care:

  1. When the toilet bowl clogs, it is important to act quickly. One of the biggest mistakes that people make is to flush a second time. Even if it is just a hiccup in the system that can be plunged in a couple seconds, flushing again before the bowl can empty can lead to overflowing and a frustrating mess.
  2. Grab the toilet plunger and work the drain for a moment or two. Most clogs are easy to handle and will be clear after using the plunger.
  3. If you notice that the toilet bowl isn’t draining, it may be time to pull out the plumbing snake. Wearing a pair of work gloves, use the snake to reach deep into the toilet pipes and then use the hook on the end to push the blockage through.
  4. Finally, as professional plumbers do, pour cleaners and enzymes down the drain to keep your toilet clog-free in the future.



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