How to fix a Clogged Toilet

Easily fixed a clogged toilet with a plunger or auger.

Step 1: Tools to prepare

  • a plunger
  • a toilet auger
  • rubber o-rings

Step 2: Stop Water From Overflowing

Push the flapper down to stop more water from entering. Then turn off the water supply behind and at the bottom of the toilet.

clogged toilet flapper
Toilet – Stop the water

Step 3: Use a Plunger

Try the conventional plunger to unclog the toilet. Cheap and easy, it usually works pretty well.

plunger
Toilet plunger

Step 4: Try an Auger

If a plunger does not work to unclog the toilet, try a toilet auger (snake). Push the cable down into the drain pipe. Once the auger approaches the clog, give it a little extra tension to make a hole in the clog, creating a line to the sewer.

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Toilet auger

Step 5: Call a plumber

If the toilet is still clogged, call a professional plumber.

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