My toilet clogs, I plunge it and nothing happens, I come back a couple hours later and it flushes. It makes a gurgle sound after the flush and and air bubble come up.

What can I do to make the toilet flush correctly?


Sounds like you have a slow-draining blockage in the drain arm between the toilet and the main drain. If you haven't used it in a while, the drain is empty and you can flush it, filling the arm with water and forcing the air back out of the toilet (hence the gurgle). The second time or third time you flush, the drain is already full and there's no place for the water to go.

Call a plumber to snake it and clear the blockage.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.