Next >︎
To Top

Plunging Clogged Toilet Backs Up Into Tub and Sink

I have a clogged toilet. When I plunge it the stuff starts coming up in the tub and sink in the bathroom. Any suggestions?

By Eric from Ashland, KY

We are giving away $200 in Amazon gift cards for people who answer questions on ThriftyFun in February! Click here to find out more...

Add your voice! Click below to answer. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

June 25, 20100 found this helpful

Do you have city sewers or do you have a septic tank?

If you have a septic tank than the possible reason why it is backing up in your sink and bathtub is that the septic tank needs to be cleaned out.

Does it look like black sludge that's backing up in both your sink and bathtub?

Also check this following website and use the search box.

I'm a former homeowner and have had the same problems.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
June 28, 20100 found this helpful

This happened to me once. The house had city sewer service and tree roots had plugged the main line to the sewer pipe under the street. Roto Rooter was needed to clear the roots.

When it backs up into the tub or shower that means the wastewater can't get to the sewer.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
June 30, 20100 found this helpful

My DH is a retired plumber. Looks like you're going to need a mid- or large-sized eel or snake, and someone who knows how to use it. There's obviously something keeping the water from reaching the correct outlet, and that's going to take someone on-site with some plumbing know-how.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
January 8, 20120 found this helpful

If that is happening, then your pipes are not right. The toilet has its own separate line leading to the sewer sysytem. You'll need to get a professional to check out the pipes in your home.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes

Add your voice! Click below to answer. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

Related Content
In This Guide
Plunging Clogged Toilet
Plunging Clogged Toilet Backs Up Into Sink
Next >︎
Home and Garden Repair Home PlumbingJune 25, 2010
Claw Foot Tub in Bright Bathroom
Cleaning a Claw Foot Tub
Toilet Brush Head
Toilet Brush Head Stuck in Toilet
Sink with hair dye stains
Removing Hair Dye from a Bathroom Sink
Hot Tub
Cleaning a Hot Tub
Fourth of July Ideas!
Father's Day Ideas!
Ask a Question
Share a Post
Desktop Page | View Mobile

Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Contact Us

© 1997-2017 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Published by .

Generated 2017/05/23 00:14:45 in 2 secs.
Loading Something Awesome!