What to do if the toilet is clogged

Elimination of a blockage of a toilet bowl Table of contents:

  • 1 Causes of obstruction
  • 2 Solutions
  • 3 The use of chemical composition
  • 4 Application of plunger and cable for mechanical cleaning
  • 5 Hydraulic method
  • 6 Prevention of the occurrence of “traffic jams” in the sewer the system

When one of the sections of the sewer system is formed clogging and water does not go away. Many people before the arrival of representatives from plumbing service are trying to get rid of this troubles. In the article we will tell you what to do if the toilet clogged with paper or cat-like filler. How to solve the problem in home conditions.

Causes of Clogging

What to do if the toilet is clogged

We will deal with the main reasons for the formation of “traffic jams”:

  1. Violation of the rules for using sewage. For instance, throwing scraps into the toilet, getting rags, large the amount of paper, toys and other garbage that is not soluble in water.
  2. Violation of the rules and requirements for installation plumbers: improperly selected angle of the pipe going to riser (2 cm per 1 meter running); non-observance of the distance between objects (not less than 1 meter).
  3. There is no valve or pressure pipe in the system (fan pipe), which negatively affects the pressure when draining the water. She is not passes quickly, and therefore does not occur and high-quality flushing.
  4. Incorrectly selected items of plumbing equipment. In the market, customers are offered a huge range of products, which, unfortunately, does not always have a quality build. Such devices are subject to various breakdowns, blockages and very quickly become worthless.


When they talk about eliminating plugs in the toilet, I mean removal of the resulting plug in the water trap system. But often collector pipes or sewer riser clogged with garbage, and not a water lock itself. Most often there is a problem with the riser and it is this part of the sewer system that requires cleaning or replacements if it is old and cast iron. You can clean the blockage with different ways.

  1. Remove garbage accumulation (“cork”).
  2. Move the cork further through the system.
  3. By applying a chemical agent to dissolve garbage.

Chemical composition


The use of special chemical solutions in cleaning sewer pipes is the least demanding solution with human side. A wide range of anti-blockage products can be found in almost any shopping pavilion. Moreover, if you can’t find the direct composition, you can safely purchase any pipe cleaner.

The use of a solution or mixture requires familiarization with instruction, which usually indicates the execution algorithm work.

After falling asleep, or pouring the composition into the toilet, we leave it there on that the time period specified in the manual attached to packaging. After the time of action of the drug comes to an end, it is necessary to make a test flush. If chemicals are not coped with the dissolution of the “cork”, then you should consider other cleaning options.

People living in a private house, not equipped with a funded septic tank should be careful when applying chemical solutions that are an aggressive environment that kills everything bacteria, including beneficial ones.

There are several tools available that you can try to clean the sewer, for example, soda and vinegar. Way application:

  • remove excess water leaving a small amount in place drain hole;
  • pour ½ pack of soda, and try to push it further away the pipe;
  • pour one glass of vinegar;
  • the reaction lasts about 25 minutes;
  • pour 3 to 5 liters of boiling water.

Spilling boiling water should not be performed for toilets in which corrugation made of thin plastic material is used. Plastic may burst due to heat. So as not to flushing happened, you can do it not with boiling water, but just hot water.

Use of plunger and cable for mechanical cleaning

Plunger and cablePlunger and cable

The easiest and most popular tool to remove blockages, formed in any plumbing equipment – this is a plunger. His must be installed in the equipment with the bowl down over the hole for drain so that the rubber is completely immersed in water without air cushion formation. Then sharp movement by pressing the handle of the tool and loosening the bench. Repeat repeatedly. The essence of the method is the formation of hydraulic blow destroying the cork.

A special cable is used if the plunger is useless, and the blockage is far in the pipe. Better to use the services an assistant. He, for example, will twist the handle of the cable, and you push the cable through the pipe. You can clean the water seal like this method in minutes.

As a last resort, can be used to clean sustainable clogging a special hook with which you can best remove a toy or rag that has clogged the drain pipe. Perform such work needs gloves.

Hydraulic way

Hydraulic cleaning methodHydraulic way cleansing

The method is suitable for removing “plugs” formed deeply and water-passing, that is, for loose blockages. Usually used for the accumulation of organic litter and small particles. Operating principle:

  • the hose extends from the water tap to the toilet and is introduced into the sewer;
  • Next should include hot water;
  • the blockage is eroded by adjusting the water pressure in a hose.

But this method should be excluded if the pipe is so clogged that plumbing equipment is filled with water.

Prevention of the occurrence of “traffic jams” in the sewer the system

Prevention MeasuresPreventive measures

Avoid the troubles associated with cleaning the toilet, will help some tips regarding their use.

  1. Use plumbing equipment as intended.
  2. Pay attention to the rate of water drainage, it signals funktor riser functionality.
  3. Periodically clean the water seal using chemical preparations.
  4. Watch the operation of the riser.

It is better to carry out a series of preventive cleaning work in a timely manner. sewer system, than wait for the formation of a dense blockage, causing a lot of problems.

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