When flushing the toilet, if the water does not flow down the drain at its normal speed, or the water level begins to rise, you’re probably facing a blockage. Whether you’re located in Acacia Ridge or another area of the Brisbane region, Blockaroo are here to help advise you on the best way to deal with your blocked toilet. Keep reading for DIY and professional fixes.
One of the most frustrating situations you can face in the bathroom is a blocked toilet. Not only can it be unsanitary, it can also cause foul smells and in the worst case, an overflow of water that can cause property damage to the surrounding area.
Common causes of blockages in toilets we’ve seen:
- It’s quite common for a blockage to occur when the wrong thing is flushed down the toilet. This can include excessive amounts of toilet paper, sanitary pads, nappies, tampons or “flushable” wipes.
- Hairline fractures in the drain pipe can attract tree roots which begin to grow inside the pipe, leading to a blockage.
- Other objects which may have fallen into the toilet by mistake – or were flushed by small children.
DIY fixes for a blocked toilet
Dealing with a blocked toilet is never a pleasant job. If you are trying to fix it yourself, the first thing you’ll want to try is using a plunger. This can be an appropriate fix for simple blockages. There are plenty of instructional videos on YouTube which will show you how to correctly use a plunger which will help you to clear most simple blockages quickly and easily.
If, however, you find that the blockage is not being cleared by a plunger, it’s time to call in the professionals.
Getting professional help for a blocked toilet in Acacia Ridge
If you’re facing a blockage that can’t be cleared easily using a plunger (or you don’t have one on hand), it’s best to call in a plumber that specialises in blocked drains and pipes. Blockaroo’s team of qualified plumbers have over 20 years of experience across Brisbane clearing and repairing blocked drains. Each of our trucks arrive on site fully prepared to deal with any situation.
Our team can use CCTV cameras to locate a blockage and diagnose the best solution. We also carry truck mounted high pressure water jetters and electric eels which can be used to clear blockages that do not respond to plungers. These solutions are essential for blockages caused by tree roots. In addition to clearing the tree roots, our team can re-line the inside of your drain pips to prevent the issue from recurring.
If you are experiencing a blocked toilet or any other drainage issues in Acacia Ridge or the wider Brisbane area, then contact Blockaroo – Blocked drains are what we do! We’ll have a team on site within 24 hours – or if you’re facing an emergency, we offer a 1 hour emergency response 24/7. Find out more about our service areas here.