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With the kids at home more than ever, I’ve seen a big increase in kid-related plumbing incidents, usually involving toys and other assorted items being flushed down the toilet

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If your toilet is clogged because you’re pretty sure your kid flushed something down there, you may be able to resolve the issue at home, without calling a plumber. Here’s what to do. 1. Check if you can feel it Put on some gloves and do a manual inspection. Yes, this means you’ll have to physically stick your gloved hand into the toilet and see if you can feel the toy. Toys will often become lodged at the first bend in the toilet’s drain. If this is the case, simply use your hands, a coat hanger, needle nose pliers or...

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