How to fix a toilet in an emergency

How to Fix a Toilet

When you buy a new house, one of the first things you do is to go and see how to fix a toilet. It's a part of the house that can cost you a lot of money to fix, but you also need to know how to do it before you start, don't you? This is the main reason why you need to know how to fix a toilet.

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There is a very obvious way of fixing this. Get a clog roller and turn it round, over the drain and onto the bowl. You should then look at the bottom and see if there are any bits of pipe sticking out from underneath the bowl. You need to flick them off the bowl to remove the clog that they have created.

The other, and possibly the more expensive, way of doing this, is by having a plumber to do it for you. Not only will they cost you more, but you need to wait for a plumber to come to your house and do it for you. You might be happy to do it yourself, but that would mean you'd have to work in your bathroom, which can be difficult. Plus you'll probably find that the toilet won't fit back into place as it would have done before the clog came in.

Another, more popular, way of how to fix a toilet is to buy a portable hot water heater, that plugs into the wall and has a water reservoir that you fill with hot water. This keeps the water warm and makes it easier to flush. This will of course require you to find somewhere that has power, and who wants to do that? Plus you need to remember to turn the taps off, while you're working.

Alternatively, if you've decided to get a new sink, or toilet, and you're doing the bathroom yourself, you need to make sure that you know how to fix a drain before you put anything into the pipes. A really long long time ago, people used to plug the drains up in the walls, and use a special metal fitting to plug the sewer. As they would probably be leaking, they had to call the plumber to come in and take care of the problem.

If you want to get a new sink and toilet installed, it's a good idea to pay attention to how the old ones fitted. You might not be able to exactly duplicate the task that the plumber did, but at least you can get as close as possible.

If you need to know how to fix a toilet in your home, and you can't find an expert to do it for you, then don't just sit around and wait for the plumber to show up. The last thing you want is a family member having to turn your tap on, to stop the water getting cold and causing a blockage.

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