A toilet is a plumbing fixture intended for the removal of human excreta such as urine and fecal matter. In addition to it, many people also dispose off vomit and menstrual wastes in the toilets. Sometimes, accidents happen and the toilet chokes or blockages occur. There are a few spaces where a blockage occurs in the toilet system. They generally occur in the toilet pan, by the ‘U’ bend by any unusual shaped objects such as nappies, toys or air fresheners. In such a situation, many DIY (do it yourself) websites help an individual to get quick solution for the problem.
To remove the blockage, one needs a set of DIY plumbing instruments such as a plunger, some rubber gloves, a wire coat hanger, old newspapers or towels, a jug, a bucket and a flexible cleaning tool. The primary effort that one has to put in is to remove as much water as possible from the pan with the use of a plunger to shift the clogged dirt. On the other hand, one can use a toilet auger for compact blockages. All that one requires to do is to feed the wire into the pan and twirl the handle on meeting any obstruction. This enables to pull the blockage out and repetitive continuous flushes must follow. A chemical cleaner can unblock the toilet when the blockage is due to a soft obstruction, as they dissolve in the waste. One needs to take strict care to wear appropriate protective clothing while using a chemical cleaner.
Suppose, the problem does not exist in the pan, one has to check the closest drain chamber or interceptor chamber to the toilet. Observe the situation inside the chamber. If the chamber is flooding with water, there is a blockage in the pipe outside the chamber. This requires a professional or drain rods and other DIY plumbing instruments to unblock the pipe. If the drain chamber is empty and has no water in it, the blockage is somewhere amid the drain and the toilet pan. To avoid further and lasting inconvenience, one may immediately call the plumbing expert. These trained experts take very less time to accomplish the unblocking of the toilet.