unclog a toiletRising water in the toilet can make a person very nervous. You flush the toilet and you can tell something is wrong because the water doesn’t go down the bowl, instead it slowly start it’s ascent to the rim of the bowl. This is a tell-tale sign that there is an obstruction in the drain.

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It is usually a partial obstruction, as some water goes down, but not at the rate it should. So instead of having a trapway (the drain hole at the bottom of the toilet) that is 2 ¼”, it may be reduced to a diameter much smaller than that. That is the reason the water starts to rise in the toilet. Since the water can’t go down the drain, it has nowhere to go but rise in the bowl. If you get too nervous and the water looks like it will run over the top of the bowl and onto the floor, you can always turn off the water to the toilet. Look on the wall under the tank and you will see a valve at the wall. Turn this valve clockwise to stop the water. You may have a manibloc system where all of the fixture valves are located in a small cabinet. If this is the case, you won’t have a valve at the wall, rather you will have to go to the manibloc closet and shut off the water with the key provided.

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So here is an article on how to unclog a toilet I would go with the toilet plunger first. I’ve had the most amount of success with the plunger.

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