A Quick Guide To Dealing With A Blocked Drain Or Toilet

Clogging of a toilet or drain can happen at the worst times!


If you’ve ever flushed a toilet and the water kept rising instead of disappearing, you’ll know what it is to panic. You realise that if you don’t do something quickly, you’ll flood the bathroom and your floors might be destroyed.


The question is, what can you do? Is it possible to stop the bowl from filling up? Is there a way to minimize the damage that’s about to happen?


Do THIS When Your Toilet Is Blocked


First, stop panicking! Take a deep breath and do the following:


  1. Remove the tank lid and look for a round object attached to a chain aka a toilet flapper. Close it.
  2. Do NOT flush the toilet again.
  3. Grab paper towels, newspaper or old towels and put them on the ground to make cleanup easier.
  4. No, call professional plumbers.


Do THIS When Your Drain Is Blocked


One of the most common plumbing issues every tenant or homeowner has to deal with at some stage is a blocked drain. Water that’s draining slowly will turn into a bigger problem if left untreated. Blocked drains are a direct result of dirt and grime buildup which should be cleaned regularly.


A quick Google search will provide you with endless DIY tutorials for unclogging your drain. Whatever you do, DON’T mix a bunch of chemicals in pour them into your drain. Often these methods aren’t safe to perform. The harsh chemicals used can be detrimental to your health if inhaled or came in contact with your eyes and skin.


An added safety risk to hazardous chemicals is that they can react when mixed. If your pipes are plastic, they can melt or even worse, it might cause an explosion.


If your drain or toilet is blocked, get in touch with professional plumbers Durban. They will know the right procedures to follow to reduce any risk involve