My Toilet is Clogged! What Should I Do? Ask a Plumber

What to do if your toilet is clogged.

What most people do not know is that the waterway on the inside of a toilet is shaped like a sideways “S” so it has a winding path with many twists and turns. It is a fairly small passageway and the less expensive the toilet, the smaller the passageway, which may be more likely to clog.

To clear a clog, a homeowner can start by trying to use a toilet plunger. Often that will work. A homeowner should never use their hand snake that they would use on a kitchen sink to unclog the toilet. If you use a kitchen hand snake, it will scratch the china inside of the toilet.

A plumber uses a special tool called a closet auger. St Paul Pipeworks plumbers use a larger, heavy-duty closet auger. The tool that St Paul Pipeworks has is not only heavy-duty, but it has a protective plastic coating on the end to protect the china inside of your toilet. Our experienced plumbers can usually tell if the clog is just in the toilet fixture itself or if the clog is further down the line.

Once unclogged the toilet should flush completely. If you are having a problem with your clogged toilet or are just looking for a quality plumber in the St. Paul and Minneapolis metro area, give St Paul Pipeworks a call today.

Photo of a toilet and a plumber closet auger

Yours Truly,

Matthew Dettwiler
Social Media Manager

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