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Recent Toilet Unblocking reviews

Sal arrived real quick and did a great job in clearing up my blockage in no time. Thanks Sal!

Possible partially blocked toilet? ASAP


Very quick to respond and efficient

Toilet blocked sewer pipes need pipes cleared


Completed job efficiently within 3 hours of task being posted. Highly recommend Dan.

Unblock Toilet- Haberfield Area


Great guy, very thorough and most importantly on time.

Blocked toilet


I wasn’t there to meet him but my partner said quote: “toilet was fixed in 2 secs and he was a top bloke!” Really grateful to Ben for coming out so quickly. Would absolutely recommend.

Plumber to unblock toilet


Brilliant service. Fixed the blockage and explained everything to me. Very friendly. Couldn’t ask for more.

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Top Toilet Unblocking related questions

In most cases, no. You don’t have to provide any tools or equipment as your hired plumber can bring all the tools and equipment required. Some of them have years of experience in plumbing, so they know how to use the most effective tools and techniques. What you may provide are extra rags or old newspapers to soak up any toilet overflow. 

The time it takes to unblock a toilet depends on the severity of the blockage. A simple clog can take less than an hour to clear, while more serious blockages may take one to two hours. An extremely severe blockage may take longer to clear, especially if there is heavier and more advanced equipment required, such as a plumber’s snake.

Yes! If you’re a plumber and have more jobs than you can handle, you can hire a Tasker to take on work you’d otherwise have to refuse. Just make a post on our platform with all the important information. Describe your job in detail and list the sort of skills and experience you’d like your ideal Tasker to possess. Taskers that fit your description will come to you with a free quote, and you can negotiate from there. 

Yes, it’s possible. A couple of ways involve making an improvised plunger. You can wrap the end of a toilet brush with a plastic bag, then use it as you would a plunger. You can also do the same with a mop by wrapping the mop head securely then using it in the same way. While these can be effective for minor blockages, it’s still best to hire a plumber. 

It’s important to follow strict measures in your home to avoid a blocked toilet. Avoid using and flushing thick wads of toilet paper or baby wipes. Insist on using biodegradable toilet paper. If you have any children, teach them not to use the toilet flush as a plaything and instruct them never to flush toys or any other items down the toilet.

Yes, but only if the blockage is minor. This may be solved with a plunger or other DIY techniques. If your toilet remains blocked after using simple methods, stop trying to fix the problem yourself. The blockage may be further down your pipes, such as hard-to-reach sewer pipes, the septic tank, or toilet drain pipes. For more severe blockages, it’s best to consult and hire an expert. 

What do toilet unblocking services include?

Toilet unblocking services cover all the tasks and activities necessary to clear a clogged toilet. This includes finding out the cause of the blockage, preparing the site for toilet unblocking work, then applying the right fixes. Your hired plumber can also do a final test to ensure the toilet block is fixed and the drainage system works well.

Diagnosing the problem

Your hired plumber begins the toilet unblocking service by inspecting the toilet, water levels, and the entire drainage system to determine the cause of the blockage. This can either be a simple drain inspection or an in-depth CCTV drain survey. Before inspecting, they’ll shut off the main water supply, tape the flapper shut, place absorbent towels to soak up any overflows and lastly, ensure that the toilet bowl and work area is well ventilated. 

Unclogging the toilet

Toilet blockage can either be due to items that fell into the toilet and have obstructed the waste outlet or by limescale in your pipes. If the cause of the blockage can’t be determined from casual inspection, drainage engineers can dislodge and force out the block using a plunger. If this doesn’t work, they can use other methods of clearing the obstruction. 

They can apply an enzyme waste removal product, a homemade solution of baking soda and vinegar, dishwashing liquid and hot water, or a chemical drain cleaner. If the blockage is severe and these methods don’t work, they can use stronger, more specialised tools and equipment.

These tools can include a plumber’s snake or a pressure washer. A plumber’s snake can push and force out the obstruction while a pressure washer blasts a jet of pressurised water that’s powerful enough to dislodge and clear the blockage.

Testing the system

Once the appropriate declogging method is completed, your toilet is tested to check if the blocked toilet drain is now fixed. Should the toilet still not flush normally, your specialist can repeat the troubleshooting process and try other unclogging methods until the toilet flushes without issues. 

Cleaning the site

If there is any toilet overflow during the troubleshooting and unclogging, your plumber can clean up the mess. This includes disposing of any absorbent towels, old newspapers, or other materials used to soak up the overflow. Some plumbers may also offer to mop the bathroom floor and disinfect it afterwards.

Once your toilet works as it should again, why stop there? Go ahead and hire someone to clean your floors and make your bathroom look like new again! And in case you want your entire home tidied up and not just your bathroom, you can also get a cleaner to do the mopping and vacuuming for you.

Recent Toilet Unblocking tasks

Fix blocked toilets


Travancore VIC, Australia

2nd Oct 2023

Two blocked toilets need unblocking urgently. Afterpay payment option - Due date: Needs to be done on Monday, 2 October 2023

Unblock toilet


Braeside VIC, Australia

1st Oct 2023

The WC flushes ok but the water level comes high up the bowl before emptying reasonably quickly. I think it may need to be unblocked further down the piping. - Due date: Flexible

Blocked toilet


Prahran VIC, Australia

1st Oct 2023

Toilet is blocked, we have left it overnight to see if it has gotten better but no - Due date: Needs to be done on Monday, 2 October 2023

Unblock toilet


Miranda NSW, Australia

1st Oct 2023

One of those fresheners that hang on the bowl of the toilet has fallen in and has gotten stuck after being flushed. Can't be reached by conventional household means. - Due date: Flexible

Blocked toilet


Truganina VIC, Australia

30th Sep 2023

Toilet is blocked, needs to unblock it - Due date: Flexible



Logan Reserve QLD 4133, Australia

29th Sep 2023

Unblock clogged toilet. We have already tried, plunging and pouring a bucket of water. - Due date: Flexible

Unblock toilet


Richmond VIC, Australia

28th Sep 2023

When I flush the toilet the water level rises very high then slowly goes down so assume it’s partially blocked. - Due date: Flexible

Toilet block


Northfield SA, Australia

27th Sep 2023

our toilet drain is blocked and need help with clearing it - Due date: Flexible

Unblock toilet drain


Waitara NSW  Australia

25th Sep 2023

2 toilets flushing is slower than before. Pull drain unblocked gel/liquid. If one works better another one slower which is a bit confused. - Due date: Flexible

Very good communication and knowledgeable

Unblock toilet - plumber needed


Kew East VIC, Australia

18th Sep 2023

Need the plumber to help unblocking one toilet in the bathroom. - Due date: Flexible

Awesome job thanks Eric

Fix Blocked toilet


Mermaid Waters QLD, Australia

18th Sep 2023

Fix blocked toilet. Two toilets, both blocked. - Due date: Needs to be done on Monday, 18 September 2023

Thanks Rhys! Job well done.

1 x Blocked toilet needs to be unblocked


Riverstone NSW, Australia

17th Sep 2023

We have 1 toilet that’s block, needs unblocking. - Due date: Needs to be done on Monday, 18 September 2023

Very quick, efficient, got the job done.

Check blocked toilet and potential leak


Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

17th Sep 2023

Check blocked toilet and for any leaks. General appraisal of all bathrooms/kitchen/European laundry area No other problems but I would like everything checked. Repair any issues that are found. - Due date: Needs to be done on Monday, 18 September 2023

Ben is extremely efficient and reliable. I highly recommend his services.

Blocked Toilet, need a Hydrojet Storm water Drain clean


Clayton VIC 3168, Australia

10th Sep 2023

Toilet is blocked, tried auger, quoted from commercial plumber 1hr penetrator only, wasn't happy with their price so here we are. - Due date: Needs to be done on Monday, 11 September 2023

Fast, knew exactly what to do, lovely guy. Thank you! 😊

Blocked toilet


Botany NSW 2019, Australia

7th Sep 2023

the toilet blocked can't working - Due date: Before Friday, 8 September 2023

good communication quick fix problem

Unblock toilet


Bondi Junction NSW, Australia

30th Aug 2023

Plumber required to unblock toilet - Due date: Needs to be done on Thursday, 31 August 2023

Fast, knowledgeable, reliable and friendly. Would definitely recommend/use again. Thanks heaps Dan!

Blocked toilet


Chatswood NSW, Australia

26th Aug 2023

Plumbing for blocked toilet - Due date: Flexible

quick and helpful. Would Iove to get his help any time

Unblock toilet


Point Cook VIC, Australia

24th Aug 2023

Blocked toilet that needs unclogging. Might require Aqua jet. - Due date: Needs to be done on Thursday, 24 August 2023

Awesome bloke! Very professional 👍🏼

Need our blocked toilet fixed


Vaucluse NSW 2030, Australia

22nd Aug 2023

Need a plumber to fix our toilet - Due date: Needs to be done on Wednesday, 23 August 2023

Very punctual, helpful and did the job perfectly

Unblock toilet


Woolloomooloo NSW, Australia

20th Aug 2023

Metal 3m picture hook fell into toilet and has been accidentally flushed blocking toilet - Due date: Needs to be done on Monday, 21 August 2023

I highly recommend Mitch. He is a true legend when it comes to anything plumbing-related. Mitch is not only highly professional but also has a great sense of humor. He managed to complete the job exceptionally quickly. Thank you, mate!