Toilet clogged. What to do?
OK... a few years ago, when I first moved into the house, my toilet was clogged. I called a plumber and he cleaned it out but said probably I'd need to have more work done in a while because roots were getting in the pipes. Since then, I've regularly (about twice a year) put root killer down the drain. Usually I do it before I go on vacation, so it sits there a good while. And usually it starts to get a bit sluggish before and after it works fine.
Well, I'd been noticing my toilet was getting a bit sluggish, had to plunge it a bit. Then, it got a major clog. We managed to clear that up but I noticed it still didn't seem to be flushing just right. Not feeling like plunging every day, I used the other toilet and put root killer down it, like I'd done before (thought it didn't sit as long). It was still sluggish so I got these enzymes. I put those down the toilet with hot water every night for a week. All the time I did this, it was sluggish but flushed fine.
Still didn't seem quite right, but I got tired of waiting and used it. All it had was water and a bit of toilet paper and it would not go down. Tried it several times and I think it still has that toilet paper in it.
So... any suggestions? I've read online different things to try, like a toilet auger or soap or baking soda, but those seem to me to be for problems with the toilet or a little deeper. I think mine is deeper still (unless someone disagrees with me?).
I can't afford a plumber. I do have an auger, but I don't know if it's intended for toilets. Would draino or something be worth a try? Get the root stuff and let it sit for a week? I do have an outside drain cap thing, though it got buried and I'm not sure how to find it...
I could ask the city to clear out the lines, but it seems to be just the one toilet, so do you think it's the city's lines?