“My daughter Yasmine has a Peppa Pig toy she has with her 24/7. And she’s at that age where you can’t turn your back for a minute. Two seconds in the bathroom, and I hear flush!” Elise said with a laugh, shaking her head. “Now Peppa’s gone and I know that toilet’s not going to work right. What do I do?”
First things first, get on your phone and order a replacement Peppa Pig for your daughter. The one that’s been flushed is gone forever, and sadly, there’s nothing we can do about it. As plumbers near Canarsie we see a lot of parents with this situation, and we know fixing the toddler’s top concern is often the top priority!
Don’t Flush the Toilet!
It’s also a really good idea not to let anyone flush the toilet at this point. With the sewer drain pipe potentially fully obstructed by a toy, a simple flush can turn quickly into a messy bathroom disaster.
Now that part has been handled, and your little one safely contained away from all the action, see if you can free the toy using your household plunger. If it dislodges, remove the toy from the bowl and toss it in the trash. All you have to do at this point is some clean up!
What If The Plunger Doesn’t Work?
If you’re not able to get the toy out of the toilet drain using the plunger, get your Canarsie plumber on the phone. The service you need in this situation is called drain cleaning. It’s basically a cleanse for your home’s pipes. The plumbers use special equipment to move any obstructions within your sewer drain pipes – including, sadly, the toy – much further down so they no longer impede the removal of water and waste materials.
Drain cleaning is actually a service most homeowners should be having done once every couple of years to keep everything running smoothly. If you can’t remember the last time your home’s drains were cleaned, it’s time to have them done now.