Please be aware that the following content is for information only and gives guidance in how to clear a drainage blockage your self. Please ensure you use the correct tools and are wearing the protective clothing as indicated before attempting any of these instructions.

Do not flush

First and foremost if your toilet is blocked do not attempt to unblock the toilet by flushing more water down it as this water can overflow over the top of your toilet and spill in to your living space.

By hand

Put on a good quality extra long washing up glove and see if it’s possible to remove what is blocking the toilet by hand. If you have managed to pull out a foreign object or something that was obstructing the toilet waste passage way then for health and safety reasons dispose of this in a tough plastic bag and dispose of it in a waste container outside of your property.

Once you’ve done so try pouring a few cups of water in to the toilet to check that the waste water line is no longer rising. If the water line is rising thus still isn’t draining away then do not flush the toilet. If how ever the water is now draining away again as it should be then clean and sanitize all effected areas thoroughly.

Plunger

Using a good quality plunger place the plunger end over the most narrow accessible section of the toilet waste passage way. Gently press and pull the plunger while keeping the rubber end in contact with the sides of the waste passage way. The trick is for the plunger to push water down the waste pipe which can sometimes dislodge a blockage.

If you think you’ve been successful try pouring a few cups of water in to the toilet to check that the waste water line is no longer rising. If the water line is rising thus still isn’t draining away then do not flush the toilet. If how ever the water is now draining away again as it should be then clean and sanitize all effected areas thoroughly.

Block not cleared

If none of these tricks work then it’s likely you’ll need a drainage engineer to tackle the problem. If so call us now for a free quotation and we will be with you within one hour of your call to clear the blockage so you can get back to your busy day.