Re: Accidentally flushed a small shampoo bottle - am I in trouble?
Posted by Katie on February 25, 2004 at 19:27:17:
In response to Re: Accidentally flushed a small shampoo bottle - am I in trouble?

Yes, it was one of those sample-size shampoo bottles. What problems can happen if it goes beyond the toilet trap? I'm very much in the dark when it comes to anything mechanical... :) Thanks again!

: Katie,

: Are we talking one of those sample-size shampoo bottles?

: Your brother may be able to do it if he's comfortable with removing a toilet. Hopefully, the bottle hasn't gone beyond the toilet trap and into the main drain; I'd remove the toilet and flip it over and try to "evict" the little critter by carefully snaking it.

: Good luck,

: Greg

: : Thanks for your helpful reply. This morning when I tried to test flush, it is now not draining correctly... almost overflowed! I tried pushing the water out by forcing the water into the "drain" part and it didn't seem to work. I came back to it half an hour later, and it is now completely drained. I'm afraid to flush again... is it time now to call someone? Or can my brother solve this problem? Thanks again for your help!!! :)

: : : No use calling a plumber until you have a problem. Until that happens he/she will have no idea where it could be lodged, assuming it did not flow all the way to the city's main sewer.

: : : : Hello,

: : : : Thanks for reading this and for your advice. I've just accidentally knocked a small shampoo bottle down the toilet - quite embarrassing. :( I've tried to reach for the bottle but it's gone! The toilet seems to flush fine and I've tried flushing toilet paper and it seems normal. Do I need to call in a plumber or am I ok?

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