DIY Tips

Is Your Toilet Not Draining?

Watch this step-by-step video to help you fix your toilet.


Check everything is connected

Make sure all parts inside the tank are connected.


Select the right plunger

A cup plunger is the most common plunger. It is designed for anything with a flat surface like a sink or tub, but it is ineffective on toilets.

A flange plunger is designed for toilets and other drains that don’t have a flat surface. Its shape allows for the best seal.

An accordion plunger is also designed for toilets and creates the most force. However, it can be difficult to create a good seal.


Submerge the plunger

Once you have found the right plunger, submerge it. If the plunger is not fully submerged, add water to help ensure a good seal.


Plunge up and down

Start plunging straight up and down until the stoppage has been cleared.


Remove plunger

Once the stoppage has been cleared, remove the plunger and use toilet as normal.

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