Drain Cleaning Toronto – Dealing With Clogged Toilets

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Almost all people have had to deal with clogged toilets at one time or another. When that happens it should not always lead to a call for drain cleaning Toronto plumbers provide – in many cases DIY takes care of the problem just fine. With a little practice, the right technique, and a few tools the drain cleaning Toronto residents need to get their toilets flowing freely can be achieved.


One of the simplest and most effective methods of cleaning toilet drains is by soaking the bowl in detergent. This is a drain cleaning method suggested by a friendly plumber:

Pour about a cup of powder detergent in the toilet bowl. Add about a teapot full of boiling water. Let the heated water and detergent mixture soak in the bowl for at least ten minutes. This should give the detergent time to clean the drain pipe section underneath the toilet bowl. After the soak you can try flushing with either cold or boiling water if the clog seems particularly stubborn.

If the toilet remains clogged, you can try repeating the same procedure all over again, but this time grab the trusty old plunger and get ready to pump. This time though you need to use boiling water for the final flush. The proper technique for using the plunger is as follows:

  1. Make sure you wear rubber gloves, have old rags nearby, and a good disinfectant.

  2. Fit the plunger over the toilet drain to ensure a tight fit.

  3. Gently push the plunger in to remove all air and push the water down the toilet drain. The first push should be a gentle one – otherwise you are bound to splash dirty water on yourself and all over the bathroom floor.

  4. Plunge vigorously in and out while keeping the seal tight, in effect alternately using pressure and vacuum to move water in and out of the drain pipe. This is effective in loosening clogs. Continue doing this till the water in the bowl disappears down the drain pipe.

  5. Occasionally pour more water in the bowl to keep the plunger covered and maintain the seal. Then you can test the toilet for drainage.

That should clear most toilet clogs, unless something solid had been accidentally flushed down the drain pipe. If that is the case you need to work using a drain snake. The proper technique is as follows:

  1. Rotate the drain snake clockwise as you push it into the drain pipe. You will feel a solid resistance whenever your snake wire has to pass through bends.

  2. As you push the drain snake in, try to feel for a type of resistance with a slight give – that is the article blocking your toilet drain.

  3. To clear the toilet drain, you need to use the auger at the end of the drain snake to break up the clog into small pieces or fish it out.

  4. Gently pull the drain snake out so that the hooked debris does not fall back into the pipe.

That should clear all but the most stubborn blocks. If even a drain snake fails to clear the toilet drain, contact an organization such as the Plumber’s Residential Council Ontario and ask for the name of a good Toronto plumber.