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Having a clogged toilet can be a miserable situation, especially if you only have one bathroom in your home or business. While a blocked toilet is one of the most common problems that professional plumbing companies are called to help remedy, it is also a situation that you can easily fix on your own. Once you learn how to unclog a toilet, you’ll be able to handle the issue with ease should your toilet become clogged in the future.

Before you attempt to unclog your toilet, you’ll need to high-quality plunger. We recommend a plunger that folds out that the end, rather than one with a flat surface. This type of plunger allows you to easily reach the trapway and is much more effective.

Once you have your plunger, follow these easy steps to unclog your toilet:

  • Step 1: Remove the lid from the toilet tank and put it somewhere safe so it doesn’t get broken.
  • Step 2: Full the water in the tank about 3/4 of the way full, or almost to the rim.
  • Step 3: Put the plunger into the water and let the water fill the plunger.
  • Step 4: Forcefully depress the plunger into the trapway to remove the clog from the toilet trap. If the clog isn’t removed the first time, try several more times, and eventually you should be able to remove the clog.

Are you still having issues with a clogged toilet?

If so, call the professionals at Baethke Plumbing today! We’ve been serving residents and businesses in the Chicagoland area since 1993, and our dedication to superior quality service has earned us an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau. Call us to learn more about our plumbing services, or fill out our easy online form now to request your on-site estimate.

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