This is such a crashingly trivial question I’m hesitant to post it.
The toilet in the guest bathroom (which is a private bathroom), is clogged. I’ve actually not encountered this in recent years, A search says that you need to use a plunger, or something called a plumbing snake. I have dim memories of using a plunger, so I must have experienced a clogged toilet at some point in the past. But we don’t currently have either.
The symptoms are that the water in the bowl is dropping very slowly. And if one pokes around inside the bowl, the water turns a dirty color. So there is probably something stuck there out of sight.
I found a link, http://www.familyhandyman.com/plumbing/toilet-repair/how-to-fix-a-clogged-toilet/view-all which seems helpful.
I’m sure I’ll be able to find a plunger here, even if not a good quality one. But I’m not sure about a plumbing snake.
Does anyone here have tips for handling this, aside from what is in the article above? And how serious is such a thing, typically?
I’m not sure what caused it. The guest who showed it to this evening was quite polite, and didn’t make a fuss about it. Fortunately we have a spare toilet they can use temporarily. I don’t know if the guests plan to make a fuss about this - I hope not. Apart from anything else, it’s possible they caused it - presumably a clog would manifest more or less immediately. And they’ve been the only ones using it since Monday morning when they arrived; they’re leaving early Friday morning. It’s currently early Thursday morning here.