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Blocked Toilets Cleared Fast As They Are Always An Inconvenience


Whywait Plumbing clears blocked toilets same dayBlocked toilets are the same day priority for Whywait Plumbing. We have been your local professional Gold Coast Plumber clearing blocked toilets fast, for 40 years, since 1976.

Above all, we know if you are experiencing blocked toilets it is much more than an inconvenience which is why we treat them as a priority plus it’s also one of the reasons we have been voted as one of the Best Plumbers on the Gold Coast in 2002, 2004, 2006 and 2015.

In reality, a blocked toilet is an unhygienic health hazard, especially if sewage is overflowing onto your floor.

At Whywait we understand having your blocked toilet repaired is a priority that happens today.

Every blocked drain or toilet is treated as urgent by Whywait Plumbing.

Seldom does a blocked toilet clear itself which is why a call to Whywait Plumbing will ensure our plumbing technicians come fully equipped to clear your blocked toilet and clean up upon completion.

Why Do Toilets Become Blocked?

blocked toilets caused by Toddler ripping up toilet paper in bathroom toilet cleared by Whywait PlumbingA blocked toilet is usually a localised blockage within the toilet pan and the drain connection to the toilet. The five most common reasons for a blocked toilet are:

  • too much toilet paper trying to be flushed away
  • attempting to flush away “flushable” wet wipes in the toilet
  • children dropping toys and other foreign objects into the toilet
  • trying to flush away disposable baby nappies
  • faulty valves in toilet cistern not allowing enough water to be flushed

Remember that a toilet is designed purely to flush away toilet paper, urine and faeces and nothing else.

What Do You Do If Your Toilet Is Blocked?

Woman with blocked toilets with plunger before calling Whywait PlumbingThe first thing to do when you discover a blocked toilet is turn off the water to the toilet cistern. Do not keep trying to flush the toilet as it will just make the toilet bowl overflow all over your floor.

If you have a plunger at home for plumbing emergencies, then you can try to clear the blockage by vigorous plunging.

Plunging a toilet is not hard if you have the stomach for it. To plunge your toilet you should do the following:

  • insert the plunger into the toilet until you feel it seal across the toilet pan outlet
  • carefully raise the plunger up and down against the outlet creating resistance
  • plunge up and down about ten times and then remove the plunger to see if the water begins to drain away
  • if the water level has not dropped to the normal level begin another ten plunges

If the plunging does not work then its time to contact Whywait Plumbing so call now (07) 5580 4311 to get your toilet professionally unblocked and checked for the reasons why it blocked.