Quick Tip: How to Unclog Your Toilet

“Honey, The Toilet Is Clogged Again!”

A clogged toilet can be a big headache, especially if it’s the only one in your home! Attempting to unclog it yourself seems fairly simple; however, if not done the correct way it can lead to a toilet overflow and a mess all over your bathroom floor. Yuck!


First, you need to make sure to use the correct plunger style. A cup-style plunger is for sink clogs, and a flange style is for toilet clogs. The reason for this is the flange creates a suction at the bottom of the toilet bowl.

  1. Before you start plunging, make sure to turn off the water first.

  2. Fill the flange with water first by tipping it into the water in the bowl.

  3. Place the plunger directly over the hole and gently start to plunge.

Watch the quick video below for a demonstration!

Contact Five Star for any stubborn clogged toilet

If that toilet is still clogged after you attempt to clear it, contact Five Star Charleston and one of our licensed plumbers will be happy to clear it for you!

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