Brisbane plumber assess the cause of the blockage
How you clear your blocked toilet really depends on the cause of the blockage. This is unfortunately why we do recommend waiting for a member of our expert Brisbane plumber team to come help.
Paper build-up is a common cause of blockage to toilets. You can spot this by water backing up after you flush, or having a full bowl of water. It is likely that a foreign object is stuck, such as paper or other debris such as paper towels, facial tissues, feminine hygiene products.
Another cause may be tree root ingression to the underground sewer pipe. This is the most stubborn form of blockage to clear and generally needs a drain-clearing technician with specialized equipment such as a high-pressure jet rodding machine to clear the drain.
This occurs because tree roots can creep through small gaps in plumbing. In time, this causes toilet paper or other debris to become stuck. This blockage grows, almost like a snowball, and eventually causes a backlog.
How to trouble shoot while waiting for Brisbane plumbers
You may find it useful to attempt to clear the toilet with a plunger before calling a drain-clearing specialist. A plunger works by forming a seal around the plughole, followed by a vacuum effect that removes the blockage. An old-style cotton mop works well as an effective plunger also.
This works only on solid blockages. Ensure that the plunger is big enough to cover the whole drain opening, and you will need to phyiscally remove the blockage. Ensure to use gloves!
Our team are dedicated to dealing with pesky situations like this often, so give us a call. Our friendly customer service team can even provide you with short term advice, to get you through to when the experts arrive. Contact Us us today on 1300 153 432, we are happy to help!