Plumbing

How To Turn A Clogged Toilet Into A Catastrophe

You might be a bit curious about the title of this article, considering most people do their best to avoid plumbing issues such as a clogged toilet. In this case, however, an invitation is being extended to you do the exact opposite – create an absolute catastrophe with your toilet.

A clogged toilet is as frightening as your everyday monster under the bed is for a small child. Water levels start going up (only water if you are lucky), and the clock starts ticking. Clogged toilets are inevitable, so we need to know what to do to make things better. Still, aren’t you the least bit curious as to how a full-blown plumbing fiasco might play itself out?

If a toilet disaster is what you’re after, then we’ve got the solution for you! Even though toilets are resilient and can take a lot of abuse, if you follow this prescribed plan, you’ll be sure to take your toilet situation to untold heights of “bad”.

Here’s how:

Keep the Water Running – Water damage stemming from a clogged toilet is pretty substantial, and if you’re looking into more of a headache than just making sure your plumbing is OK, letting the water accumulate is the best way to make this happen. Be sure to not take the time to know how to either shut-off the water to the whole house, and definitely make sure to not know how to operate the water shut-off valve at the fixture itself. Water supply line? What’s that? Don’t worry about it.

Use Chemicals– Chemical clog wreckers are so easy to use. All you have to do is pour them into the toilet, and in minutes your clog is gone. The best part, though, is that the chemicals being used can also cause damage to the porcelain. This means that the structural integrity of your toilet can be compromised.

Go Nuts with A Plunger – By way of a vacuum seal and an up & down motion, a plunger can be your best friend when addressing a clogged toilet. But if you want your clogged toilet to really be the least of your problems, keep using the plunger even after it’s proved to be ineffective. Moreover, add more force to your plunging, all the while trying to hit porcelain. If you do it right, you’ll cause cracking in the bowl.

Put Your Back Into Using An Auger/Snake – If your plunger antics don’t cause the problems you want, an auger/snake with some serious elbow grease will probably do the trick. Finesse is not what you’re going for, and if you have little to no experience using one, you’re in an even greater position to really cause havoc in your bathroom.

Call A Professional? Yeah, Right! – A local, trusted plumber can fix you right up, but where’s the fun in that? By using you rudimentary knowledge of plumbing & a ham-fisted force with any tool you can find, making a clog toilet a true plumbing nightmare will be a cinch.

Hopefully, you’ve caught on to the sarcasm in this article. Turning a clogged toilet into a catastrophe? On purpose? Doing the opposite of these bits of advice is the way to go, but truly the best advice for tackling any plumbing issue is call a plumbing professional. They will help you avert disaster & even clue you in on possible problems down the line.

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