sacramento clogged toilet repair

Sacramento Clogged Toilet Repair Service

Providing Skilled Service When You Need it Most

It’s every homeowner’s worst nightmare. They go to flush the toilet and nothing happens. Or worse, instead of going down, the water starts to flow back up. Clogged toilet emergencies are stressful for homeowners, but Clarke & Rush is available to handle even the messiest clogged toilet repair issue. Our Sacramento toilet repair specialists are equipped to handle any issue your plumbing may have.

We work to provide comprehensive clogged toilet repair solutions for our customers. We work quickly and efficiently to get you back on track as quickly as possible. Give us a call the next time you’re experiencing a clogged toilet and we’ll make sure the issue is solved fast.

Types of Toilet Clogs

When it comes to clogged toilet repair, we must first diagnose the problem before offering an effective solution. In most cases, clogged toilet emergencies can be sorted into one of two categories. The two clogged toilet categories include:

  • Simple clogs: Don’t let them name fool you, these clogs can still pose a challenge to repair. Simple clogs occur when a non-water soluble item such as a diaper or personal hygiene product is flushed down the toilet. Simple clogs also result from organic material or too much toilet paper getting flushed
  • Foreign objects: These clogs are most commonly caused by children who like to experiment and play. For many kids, the toilet is like an interesting magnet that just draws them in. We’ve seen objects such as toys, toothbrushes, cell phones, shampoo bottles, and more get flushed down the toilet.

Panicked over a clogged toilet emergency? Call 916-609-2667 and get fast and reliable clogged toilet repair services from the experts at Clarke & Rush.

How to Prevent Clogged Toilets

While it’s nice to know that Clarke & Rush is here to help when you need emergency clogged toilet service, the best defense against clogs is a good offense.

Here are some ways you can prevent clogs in your home:

  • Place a garbage can next to the toilet for non-water soluble items like diapers or other personal care products.
  • Install a childproof lock on the toilet seat if you have small kids at home.
  • Use less toilet paper or at least a brand with a thin ply.
  • Flush twice if needed.

If the water in your toilet is coming up instead of going down, contact us today for fast and effective clogged toilet repair. Our Sacramento plumbing experts can quickly and safely remove the issue and get you back in business.

Things to Try Before Calling A Plumber

Following are some simple steps to unclogging the toilet on your own:

Get the plunger

  • Whether the toilet is partially or completely plugged, start with the plunger. A toilet that’s completely clogged is pretty obvious. The toilet bowl will fill up with water and probably overflow. Give the water level about 10 minutes to drop and then attempt to plunge.
  • If you have a partial clog, you might not know it until you flush the toilet. If this is the case, the water level remains high and will usually drain down to normal level within a minute or two. If the water doesn’t drain, don’t flush the toilet again. Grab the plunger.
    Here are some plunging tips:
  • Make sure you go easy with the first plunge. Initially the bell of the plunger is filled with air. A hard push will force the air back around the seal and blow water all over to bathroom.
  • Once you push out the air, plunge forcefully, maintaining the seal. Forcing the water in both directions in the drain will loosen most clogs.
  • Keep enough water in the bowl so the plunger stays covered. Trying to force air through the toilet trap won’t generate enough pressure.

Use the snake

  • If the plunger won’t clear the drain, or if the toilet still won’t flush well, use the snake. A drain snake is a long wire coil with a corkscrew-like tip that you feed into your pipes until it reaches the clog. To use it, turn the snake clockwise so that the tip screws into the clog and breaks it up. Or the debris winds onto the wire so you can pull it out.
  • Try to avoid chemicals. Commercial drain cleaners have harsh chemicals that can damage pipes, and with time, overuse of these cleaners can cause corrosion and spring leaks. Certain types of pipes should never have drain cleaner chemicals used on them.

If none of these repairs unclog your toilet, you may have a bigger plumbing issue and you need to call an expert. Clarke & Rush professionals are available to handle any bathroom plumbing emergency.

If the water in your toilet is coming up instead of going down, contact us today for fast and effective clogged toilet repair. Our Sacramento plumbing experts can quickly and safely remove the issue and get you back in business.