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David was amazing, would definitely use him again,

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Good Comms and did the job efficiently and provided some good advice re issue. Professional and courteous. A++

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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.

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Wimbledon, Greater London, SW19

23rd Nov 2023

My macerator toilet is blocked and water comes up the shower everytime I flush it - Due date: Flexible

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Archway, Greater London

20th Nov 2023

Toilet is not flushing correctly - Due date: Needs to be done on Monday, 20 November 2023

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Denmark Hill, Greater London, SE5

7th Nov 2023

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Hampton Court, Greater London

4th Nov 2023

Sanitary product accidentally flushed down toilet, now it won't flush and fills up with water. Need plumber to help unblock to flush it. Ideally done today, but could be tomorrow as we have another toilet. - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 4 November 2023

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Brixton, Greater London, SW9

16th Oct 2023

toilet is blocked, needs plumbing - Due date: Needs to be done on Monday, 16 October 2023

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Hyde Park Corner, Greater London

27th Sep 2023

Our toilet is blocked and not flushing properly, we think that the stop-cock is the problem. - Due date: Before Friday, 29 September 2023

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Southbury, Greater London

11th Sep 2023

Blocked Toilet and the Flushing is not working. - Due date: Needs to be done on Wednesday, 13 September 2023

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Stratford, Greater London, E15

3rd Sep 2023

Toilet is getting blocked frequently - Due date: Needs to be done on Sunday, 3 September 2023

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Cubitt Town, Greater London

1st Sep 2023

Slow flushing of toilet (water drainage) , and has been the second time of the year. Have resolved last month but same issue happened again - no visual blockage, but suspect further deeper in pipes. - Due date: Before Sunday, 3 September 2023

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Rydens, Surrey

18th Aug 2023

Unblock toilet upstairs bathroom - Due date: Flexible

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Kirton In Lindsey, Lincolnshire

17th Aug 2023

I have a toilet in the main bathroom which is slightly blocked and slow to drain away. I also have a toilet downstairs which has a slight leak from somewhere - Due date: Flexible

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Nowton, Suffolk

10th Aug 2023

I two toilets blocked in the ubend. - Due date: Needs to be done on Thursday, 10 August 2023

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Cubitt Town, Greater London

4th Aug 2023

The toilet is blocked. Try to use hot water and plunger but not working. It took a long time for water level to go down everytime it flush. - Due date: Needs to be done on Friday, 4 August 2023

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Wallbank, Lancashire

10th Jul 2023

Been away and the house sitter has blocked toilet. It's full of crap - Due date: Flexible

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West Heath, Greater London

8th Jul 2023

Toilet downstairs blocked.... macerator? - Due date: Flexible

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Canonbury, Greater London

5th Jul 2023

Blocked toilet, upon flushing fills to top of bowl and takes a while to go down. Think it may have been caused by limescale removal. Separately have a dripping kitchen tap, would be interested in a quote for that as well, but toilet unblocking is fine on its own. - Due date: Needs to be done on Thursday, 6 July 2023

Excellent Comms, very efficient, would definitely contact again

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Coldfall, Greater London

3rd Jul 2023

Toilet blocked with paper on top floor of house. - Due date: Flexible

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Hillingdon Heath, Greater London

29th Jun 2023

Toilet blocked Water not draining - Due date: Needs to be done on Friday, 30 June 2023

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Stockwell, Greater London

25th Jun 2023

My saniflo is blocked and I need someone to come help it out please! Saniflo expert needed. I have an airbnb guest checking in 3pm on Monday, so I need someone round before then. - Due date: Before Monday, 26 June 2023

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Aberdeen, City of Aberdeen

30th May 2023

Toilet is blocked. Water is reersing to shower - Due date: Needs to be done on Tuesday, 30 May 2023