Large amounts of toilet paper can easily clog a toilet. However, a blocked toilet is quite simple to repair.
When you see that your toilet is blocked, avoid flushing as it could lead to overflow and eventually flooding your bathroom.
It is a slightly messy job so if you don’t want to get your hand dirty, get in touch with your local plumber for help.
On the other hand, you can use one of the advice listed below but be sure to wear rubber gloves and a facemask:
Use a Plunger
Quickly push your plunger down into the toilet and pull it up slowly. Repeat this action minimum ten times or until you can hear water flowing through the pipes.
If this doesn’t help you will have to take a closer look at your drains.
Look Into the Drains
Find your closest drain and remove the inspection cover. By using a flashlight or torch try to find any blockages.
You have to clear the blockage in the chamber if you find one. You can do this by using a stick or wire coat hanger. If their length is not sufficient, you should consider using a specialist rod.
If you are unable to locate the blockage inside the drain, most likely the obstruction lies in the area between the toilet pan and the chamber.
Check the Toilet Pan
To deal with a strong blockage, you have to put a flexible drain cleaning wire into your toilet pan and down through the pipes.
It is advised to do this when you have someone nearby to assist you as you will need them to check the drain to see if the blockage is cleared. If there are visible obstructions in the drain chamber, they need to be removed right away to prevent additional blockages in the pipes.
If the advice mentioned before didn’t help to clear the blockage, try using caustic soda or chemical drain cleaner. Be sure to study and follow manufacturer’s instructions and handle and dispose of chemicals safely.
If none of this advice help to unblock your toilet, you should call your local plumber.