Toilet Plumbing Services
Do you have a blocked toilet? Maybe you have a broken toilet? When the problem is serious, you might need an emergency toilet replacement or repair done by a professional plumber. A broken or blocked toilet can be a huge inconvenience that should be resolved quickly before the problem becomes worse.
Mr Emergency is ready and waiting to come to your rescue whenever and wherever your plumbing emergency strikes.
A clogged toilet bowl is no problem for us. We also install and service bidet toilets, which is a seat you can attach to your existing toilet to convert it into a bidet. They need electricity and Mr Emergency has technicians who can do the job.
Our toilet plumbers can fix anything toilet related. The part of the toilet that most often plays up is the cistern, which is the part with the buttons you use to flush the toilet. Cisterns have a lot of moving parts and seals that can fail and leave you with water tricking endlessly into the toilet bowl.
We Are Here For You
Here at Mr Emergency, we operate 24/7, every day of the year. We can even be at your house within 30 minutes* of your call for a range of toilet services such as:
- Leaking toilets
- Toilet won’t flush
- Toilet suite installations
- Toilet pipe blocked
- Overflowing toilet
- Clogged toilet
- Broken toilet bowl
- Cistern problems
- Bidet toilet installation
- Install toilet seats
And much more! We work with all brands, makes and models of toilets. From Caroma toilets to in-wall cisterns, we have you covered.
No matter how big or small the job, whether it’s an emergency or just general maintenance work, our team of dedicated toilet plumbing experts can help.
We will change your toilet seat or can replace the whole toilet bowl and cistern with a brand-new toilet set.
Understanding the Causes of Blocked Toilets
Ever been caught in that awkward situation when your toilet decides to take a break from its usual duties? It’s not just frustrating; it can be downright embarrassing. But fear not, because knowing the enemy is half the battle. Let’s talk about why toilets get blocked in the first place.
Imagine you’re at a friend’s house, you flush, and suddenly panic sets in as the water starts to rise instead of swirling down. It’s a badly clogged toilet and you’ve got problems.
Common culprits behind this bathroom drama include excessive toilet paper consumption (we all want to be thorough, but moderation is key), and the flushing of non-flushable items like wipes or feminine products. Remember, only toilet paper and human waste belong down the toilet bowl.
Then there’s the sneaky buildup of minerals and waste over time. Think of it like cholesterol clogging your arteries, but in your plumbing. This gradual accumulation can constrict the flow, leading to a blockage. Yikes!
Understanding the causes can help you prevent these plumbing predicaments. So, next time you’re tempted to toss something unusual into the bowl, think twice.
And if you have kids, a little education on proper toilet use might go a long way in preventing those inconvenient surprises. Stay tuned as we dive into ways to cope with and conquer these toilet drain troubles.
Assessing the Severity of the Blockage
So, you’re facing the dreaded blocked toilet situation – don’t panic! Before you grab that plunger, take a moment to assess the severity of the blockage. Is the water rising perilously close to the rim, or is it just draining slowly? This little detective work will guide your next steps.
If you notice a minor blockage, the water might be draining slowly, and a simple plunger could do the trick. However, if the water level is climbing dangerously high and showing no signs of retreat, you might be dealing with an overflowing toilet, which requires extra care.
Remember, understanding the severity helps you decide whether to tackle the issue yourself or call for professional backup. So, take a deep breath, put on your detective hat, and determine the level of toilet turmoil you’re facing.
Do you have the requisite tools and accessories? That means rubber gloves, a plunger, wire coat hanger, chemical drain cleaner, baking soda and vinegar, toilet auger (aka plumbing snake or drain snake) and more.
Mr Emergency will walk you through the best solutions for clogged toilets, no matter how big or small the challenge.
Basic Steps to Unclogging a Toilet
Alright, you’ve identified the problem – it’s a badly clogged toilet. But don’t fret, because we’ve got your back with some basic steps to tackle this bathroom dilemma. Let’s dive in!
First up, do you have a trusty plunger handy? It’s your go-to tool for minor blockages. Make sure you’re wearing rubber gloves.
Position it over the drain hole, make sure you’ve got a good seal, and give it a series of gentle but firm plunges. If the water starts swirling down, you’re on the right track. You never want to be stuck without a plunger. If it doesn’t work, don’t lose hope – we’ve got more tricks up our sleeve.
Next, the toilet auger, also known as a drain snake, toilet snake or plumbing snake. This handy tool helps break up stubborn clogs deeper in the pipes. Insert it gently, give it a twist, and work it in carefully. If you encounter resistance, don’t force it. A little patience goes a long way.
Feeling DIY-savvy? Yes, you can clear a toilet without a plunger. You can try some homemade solutions too. A mix of baking soda and vinegar or boiling water and dish soap might just do the trick for minor blockages.
In the case of baking soda and vinegar, carefully pour two cups of the mixture down the drain and wait a half hour before flushing again. It might loosen things enough to get the water flowing again. Boiling water (or very hot water) may do the same.
Remember, safety first. Wear rubber gloves and take precautions to avoid splashes from dirty water. And if your unclogging process isn’t doing the job after a half hour or so, it might be time to consider calling in a local plumber from Mr Emergency.
Whether you’re plunging, snaking, or mixing up homemade concoctions, these basic steps will have you well on your way to conquering that blocked toilet. If the clog clears, say goodbye to toilet troubles and hello to a smoothly functioning bathroom.
Preventing Further Toilet Blockages
You’ve conquered the blocked toilet battle – now it’s time to make sure it doesn’t happen again. Prevention is key, and we’ve got some practical tips to keep your porcelain throne in tip-top shape.
First things first, educate everyone in your household on what can and cannot be flushed. Only toilet paper and human waste should go down the drain. That means no wet wipes, no baby wipes, no cotton balls, and definitely no random items or other debris.
Teach kids the toilet rules early on. Let’s face it, they’re curious, and sometimes that curiosity leads to flushing things they shouldn’t. A little education goes a long way in preventing those unexpected blockages. You don’t want too much waste, particularly inappropriate items like a child’s toy, being flushed down the toilet.
Consider adding a small waste bin in the bathroom for items that shouldn’t be flushed. This gives everyone an alternative to avoid using the toilet as a trash can.
Regular maintenance is your best friend. Every few months, give your toilet some TLC. Pouring a bucket of hot water down the drain can help prevent buildup. And if you’re feeling extra motivated, a gentle scrub with a toilet brush will keep things running smoothly.
Remember, a little prevention now can save you from unclogging toilets later. With these tips in your arsenal, you’ll be a pro at preventing future toilet blockages. Enjoy a worry-free bathroom experience.
When to Call in a Professional
So, you’ve given it your all – plunging, snaking, and even trying a homemade drain cleaner – but that pesky blocked toilet just won’t budge. It’s time to know when to throw in the towel and call in the experts from Mr Emergency.
If you’ve exhausted your DIY options, you’ve tried the hot water trick, drain snakes and much more, and a flush is still causing the water level to rise, it’s a clear sign that the blockage might be more stubborn than you thought. You don’t want the blockage to harden overnight.
A professional plumber has the tools and expertise to handle the toughest clogs without causing further damage to your plumbing system.
Another red flag is if you’ve experienced recurring toilet blockages. This could indicate a deeper issue within your pipes that requires professional assessment. Trying to handle it yourself repeatedly might lead to more headaches down the line.
When you’re dealing with older plumbing systems or if you’re unsure about the cause of the blockage, it’s better to be safe than sorry. Professional plumbers can pinpoint the problem, provide a lasting solution, and offer advice on how to prevent future issues.
Remember, there’s no shame in calling for backup. Mr Emergency plumbers deal with blocked toilets day in and day out – they’ve seen it all and know just what to do.
So, if your toilet is giving you a tough time, don’t hesitate to make that call and let the pros work their magic to get your water supply flowing again. Your stress levels and your toilet will thank you.
Emergency Toilet Repairs
Mr Emergency operates 24/7 for your convenience. When you have toilet overflow, you can call us at any time on any day, even public holidays, and we’ll be there. For emergency plumbing or just general maintenance, our team can be at your door within 30 minutes* of your call.
A broken toilet or a clogged toilet makes life difficult. You don’t want to have to rely on a public toilet, so naturally, you want to get things fixed and back in order as soon as possible.
Mr Emergency’s around the clock availability means that you never have to wait too long to have such an essential item as your toilet out of operation. And you won’t have to use the public toilet.
Why Call Mr Emergency?
Mr Emergency is a reputable name within the plumbing industry. To ensure your satisfaction, we work in line with our Quality Customer Care Guarantee. As part of this guarantee, you benefit from:
- Fully qualified and licensed toilet plumbers who take regular refresher courses
- 12-month warranty on all workmanship, parts and materials
- Comprehensive public liability insurance
- Available 24/7, every day of the year
- Always aim to be at your door within 30 minutes* of your call
- Upfront fixed-price quotes
- Interest free** payment plans
- Certificates of compliance issued in line with government standards and regulations
We’re not just experts at unclogging toilets, we can help with any kind of blocked drain, clogged pipe or with your septic tank.
At Mr Emergency, we also provide a full range of gas fitting, electrical and air conditioning services to homes and businesses across the country, alongside our plumbing services.
Interest Free** Payment Plans
Here at Mr Emergency, we understand that toilet clogs absolutely have to be fixed and that you don’t always have the funds available to pay for the work immediately. No need to try to clear the toilet without a plunger or resort to improvised plumbing tools like a wire coat hanger.
That’s why we offer eligible customers a range of interest free** payment plans.
Simply choose a payment plan with one of our providers, Zip or Humm. You get the flexibility of weekly, fortnightly or monthly instalments, depending on your choice of provider. Some plans even accept a $0 deposit, so there’s no upfront cost.
The application process is easy, with most of our customers getting accepted straight away. Our plumbers can set you up when at your place and once you’re approved, they can start dealing with your clogged drain problem immediately.
You can also pay with cash, cheque, direct transfer or credit card (Visa, Mastercard or American Express). Getting a qualified plumber to your place fast just takes a call to the team at Mr Emergency. Contact us today for your toilet services.