A blocked toilet could be a simple problem such as a flushed toilet freshener or child’s toy; or the cause could be far more complex and expensive to remedy, such as a tree root or cracked pipe that periodically collects material, causing the toilet to block. Repairing a broken or damaged pipe requires a lot more work than removing an obstruction.
When to call a plumber
The home handyman often thinks they can save money and fix plumbing problems themselves. However, there is no point spending your time on unpleasant or potentially dangerous jobs that will require a professional to fix again at a later date. Any issues with gaslines or anything involving gas is potentially hazardous so always call a plumber or a gasfitter immediately.
A good plumber will take the time to investigate the issue thoroughly and will provide a quote that will fix the cause of the problem. Call your local plumbing service and learn more about best practice plumbing.