If you can't flush your toilet because of a clog, you'll need to use a plunger to try to move the blockage through the system. Simply place the plunger over the drain and press down hard to create suction; next, pump the plunger up and down vigorously to dislodge anything stuck in the pipe.
My sink or shower won't drain:
Clogs in sinks and showers are often a result of debris being flushed down the drain. You can try the unclogging method described above to push the clog through the pipe. You can also purchase drain cleaning tools from local hardware stores. Please do not caustic chemicals to clean your drains, as these could damage your pipes.
If you are living in a rental unit with a hot water heater, check the settings on your tank to determine if everything is working properly. You may be able to turn the heater off and back on again to cycle the system.
If your rental's hot water is heated by your building's boiler system, contact us for help.
If your rental is heated by a boiler system, please contact us for assistance. If you have an individual HVAC system in your unit, check the settings on the thermostat to make sure everything is accurate.