How to Repair an Overflowed Upflush Toilet

An upflush toilet is different from a traditional one, not in terms of its installation or maintenance cost, but regarding its discharge system. In effect, it sends waste material upwards to a larger drain system and hence, is usually installed in basements. Because of this, one of the most frequent problems with these sorts of toilets is clogging. The limitation of local plumbing codes found on the installation of an upflush toilet in certain areas has been a problem faced by many of its potential users. From time to time many users also encounter the problem of getting their toilets clogged with feminine pads and considerable amounts of tissue papers. Repairing an overflowed upflush toilet is an essentially simple project and you can go about it by following the steps explained.

Tools and Materials Needed:

  • Plastic gloves
  • Closet auger/coat hanger
  • Newspaper sheet

Step 1 - Prepare

Put on a pair of plastic gloves in order to protect your hands from possible injury or catching any filthy germs on your skin. Lay newspaper sheets around the bottom or base of your toilet so as to soak any overflowing liquid. Once done lift up your toilet seat and begin the process of repair.

Step 2 - Purchase or Construct the Device

Ideally, you should purchase and use a closet auger for this step as this short sable can sufficiently break through or retrieve most of the clogs stuck in the trap built within the bowl. If you don’t own this piece of equipment construct an effective piece of continuous wire with the help of your wire hanger. Simply twist the top ends of your coat hanger and this linear wire can be formulated.

Step 3 - Insert the Device

Hold onto the straight part of your closet auger and insert the curve into the toilet bowl. If you’re using a wire hanger, then place in one particular end of your device into the bowl’s bend.

Step 4 - Use the Device

Rotate and revolve the inserted part of your respective device into the bowl gently and slowly. Use the edge of your device to break apart whatever clogged material is present in your toilet bowl. Push the wire hanger or the closet auger deep through the bowl (if the need be). You can determine this by seeing whether the liquid or water in your bowl starts to pass through the trap or not.

Step 5 - Finishing Touches

Once the clog has been replaced, flush the toilet and your repair is complete. At this point your upflush toilet should be back in use and functioning just fine. Essentially, the water should be flowing through the bowl without any obstacle and the overflowing should have fixed. If this is not the case, you might have to call a plumber and seek external help. Don’t forget to remove the placed newspaper sheets and wash your hands as well as arms thoroughly.

To avoid clogging from happening again, be careful about the amount of toilet paper you use and the things you throw in your flush