Category: Plumbing Repair
A stuffed up toilet: First you can try to plunge the toilet, make sure you have a toilet plunger, it is different from a sink plunger. The toilet plunger has an extra cup at the end of the plunger, to fit in the bottom of the toilet outlet.
Next: to unplug the toilet, you can try an auger. An auger will unplug most toilets, you need to put it in the toilet, and spin it clockwise like your turning butter, Sometimes turn it counterclockwise and the auger will go in easier. Make a note: if it's one of the power flush toilets, sometimes the trap is two narrow and a good professional auger will not work. You need to get a little auger with a small head to get it through the narrow trap to unstuff your toilet.
If it is an older toilet, and it has the hole in the bottom, by where the water goes down, this hole is about the size of a dime. You must get a coat hanger and take the coat hanger apart, and stick the end in that hole, it is usually pluged up (the hole), and that will make the water go down,so your toilet doesn't get clogged again. Also, make sure the holes under the rim inside the toilet are not plugged up, use the coat hanger to clean them also. They are located in the rim inside the toilet bowl.