How to Unclog a Pressure-Assist Toilet

Unclogging is a lot of work one way or another; it not only takes a lot of time but also takes a lot of energy. Not to mention how upsetting it is when your toilet gets clogged. Now, pressure-assist toilets are different from the normal and typical gravity toilets since they use the forced air that comes from water pressure instead of gravity to clear the bowl. Another special thing about the pressure-assisted toilets is that they any standing water within the tank. Instead of standing within the tank, the water is stored in the tank and then used in the process of flushing.

Although pressure-assist toilets are different from normal toilets, they are still likely to face the same issues, like clogging. So let’s learn how you can unclog your pressure assist toilet!

Materials you need 

Unclogging your toilet might take up a lot of your time and energy, but it is not an expensive task, and you don’t have to go out of your way to buy materials that you need to unclog your toilet. All the materials that I will be listing down below are easily available in almost every store. So let’s start!

  • Heavy-duty Gloves
  • An air freshener
  • A disinfectant
  • Warm water
  • A mask or a cloth to cover your face
  • A plunger to unclog the toilet

How to unclog a pressure assist toilet

Diagnose the problem

Before you go ahead and decide to unclog your toilet, the first thing you should do is pour warm water in your toilet, about 2-3 gallons, make sure the water is mildly warm and not boiling. If the water does disappear within a few seconds, then you should come to the terms that you have a blockage that goes from your toilet to your drain pipes.

On the other hand, if your toilet does not flush at all, then you might have a plumbing issue and not a clogging issue. In that case, just stop what you are doing and call the plumber asap!

Assess the situation 

See if the clog that you are dealing with is easily reached or if it is a lot farther down the pipeline. Suppose you see that your toilet is having issues with flushing and washing away the waste or if it is not draining all the water or taking too much time to drain the water. You should then probably get a hold of your plunger and get to work to unclog your toilet!

Get a hold of the plunger

All you need to do to start plunging your toilet is put on your face mask, your heavy-duty gloves so that you don’t end up touching anything gross unintentionally, grab your plunger and then get to work!

  • With a very light force, put the plunger with the bell shape covering the toilet trap, this way, you will able to get all the water out of the plunger sending splashes of water everywhere.
  • Once you are sure that all the air is successfully out of the plunger, you can now use more force than more and yank the plunger in and out; this will cause the clog to loosen up and make it easier for you to get rid of it.

Keep your plunging motion consistent

Although, when you initially start plunging, it is important to make sure that you are not overdoing it and that you are extremely gentle while doing it. This focal point behind this is because if you are not careful in the start or not gentle enough, then you might splash toilet water all over your bathroom and, worse of all, yourself.

Once you are sure that you have gently forced all the air out, then you can put more force while plunging and continue to do so until or unless you feel like the clog has fallen apart.

Once you have successfully gotten rid of the clog in your toilet, your water should start flowing and disappearing as it did before. Although, if the clogging is still there or if you feel like the problem is bigger than clogging, you should definitely call an expert and get it sorted!