Is there anything that can make your heart sink quite like flushing the toilet, only to see that water swirling in the bowl rather than draining like it's supposed to?

And worse yet, if you try to flush it again, you'll be getting dangerously close to having the bowl overflow with excess water – and a lot of nasty waste, too.

What's a homeowner to do? First, learn how to approach a clogged toilet with your trusty plunger to see if you can fix the problem yourself. Not sure how they work? Read on.

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