A toilet repair is no homeowner’s idea of a fun time, especially if it is overflowing with waste, water, etc. More and more houses in the United States have toilets in them than ever before, which means you could be dealing with multiple clogs at once. If this is the case, you have to know what to do in these situations to avoid high water bills, flooding, and faulty plumbing. Those repairs could actually cost you a lot of money in total too. If you want to avoid spending more than you have to, read on to learn how to save money on your next toilet repair!
Set Up an Alternative Garbage Disposal for a Toilet Repair
Clogs in your toilet will happen simply because there isn’t any other option for disposal inside your bathroom, leaving the occupant with no other choice but to discard something into the toilet. However, you should definitely instead place a smaller trash can near each toilet in your house. This is an economical way of stopping clogged toilets that can result from something getting flushed down into the toilet that shouldn’t have even been near it.
Keep the Surfaces Clear for Your Toilet Repair
A lot of clogged toilets also result from accidents where an object is knocked into the toilet by mistake. This usually happens when nearby counters are filled to the brim with small objects like cosmetics and bottles. Keeping these areas cleared of smaller items will lessen the chances of your having to make an unneeded call for plumbing repairs.
Learn How to Plunge
You probably (hopefully) have a plunger in your house, but do you know how to do it correctly? If not, follow the steps:
- Insert your plunger into the toilet.
- Position the plunger over the drainage hole.
- Then plunge vigorously until the water levels in the bowl start to go down.
This will let you know that the clog is removed, saving you money on a toilet repair in the long term.
Flush Twice, When Needed
If waste isn’t removed after the first flush, try flushing again. However, if these multiple flushes are becoming a common occurrence, you have to consider a more severe issue with the toilet itself.
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