I need suggestions for unplugging a toilet.

It has been very, very slowly draining since it got stopped up.
We tried a snake but it won't go down very far.

  7 answers
  • You can try using liquid soap or shampoo, then add very hot water. If that doesn't work, you may have to call a plumber.

  • Dba7812071 Dba7812071 on Dec 18, 2017
    Bite the bullet and call the plumber. If there is an obstruction you can't get past with the snake, you will need an expert. Sometimes if the obstruction isn't too bad, you can get a very fast plunge going on (plunge as fast as you can) to create a good vacuum. You could try that.

  • Sharon Sharon on Dec 18, 2017
    Sounds like time for a plumber or Roto Router

  • Peg Peg on Dec 18, 2017
    Call a plummer.

  • William William on Dec 18, 2017
    Don't know how far you went and what kind of snake you used. You may have to remove the toilet to be able to snake the drain. Get a replacement wax ring. Also when you have to toilet off, tip it gently on it;s side and see that the drain on it is clear. Sometimes you have something that floats (toy, partial filled bottle, etc.) in the toilet cavity that sometimes plugs the opening. That's what a plumber would do!

  • Joy30150932 Joy30150932 on Dec 18, 2017
    If you have already tried and not had any good results then call a plumber since they have the proper equipment to clear the clog.

  • Marion Nesbitt Marion Nesbitt on Dec 18, 2017
    May be time to call in a plumber.