Blocked Drain Or Toilet? Don’t Panic! Do This Instead

Blocked toilets and drains can happen at the most inconvenient of times!

Have you ever flushed a toilet and instead of the water disappearing, it kept rising? If there’s ever a reason to panic, this is it! Your life is flashing before your eyes…. ok not really but you are having visions of the damage you’re about to do to your flooring when you flood the entire bathroom.

What can you do to minimize the damage? Can you stop the toilet bowl from filling up?

What to Do When Your Toilet Is Blocked

Take a deep breath and don’t panic. You’ve got this! Here’s what you should do:

  1. Remove the tank lid and close the toilet flapper. (A toilet flapper is a round object, attached to a chain that looks like a drain stopper)
  2. Whatever you do, DON’T FLUSH THE TOILET AGIAN!
  3. To make the clean up easier, quickly put down newspaper or paper towels.
  4. Now, call Drain Meister!

What to Do When Your Drain Is Blocked

As a homeowner or tenant, one of the most common plumbing issues you’ll come across is a blocked drain. If your water is draining slowly, it’s a sign of a bigger problem in future and should be sorted out right away.

If not cleaned properly, hair and soap buildup, as well as dirt and grime, can become slippery which can be dangerous. Besides the fact that it isn’t pleasant to look at either.

There are many DIY tutorials available on how to unblock your drain. But, often they aren’t safe to perform due to the use of harsh chemicals. If you inhale toxic fumes or it comes in contact with your skin or eyes, it can be detrimental.

An added risk to these chemicals is that they can react to other sealants or chemicals which can melt plastic pipes. Worst case scenario, you can cause a massive explosion.

Blocked toilets and drains is a job better left to experienced and professional plumbers. If you’re looking for fast and affordable plumbers in Durban, get in touch with the Drain Meister right now.