Unblock Your Toilet
Learn how to unblock your toilet here.
Your toilet is perhaps one of the most important parts of your home’s bathroom that is used everyday. A blocked toilet is a pesky problem indeed, However, you don’t have to call a plumber right away. Learning to unblock your toilet is an easy job – one that you can do on your own. We have some tips if you need to unblock your toilet.
How to Unblock Your Toilet
Here is an easy guideline on how you can unblock your toilet.
- Flush only once. Flushing a clogged toilet multiple times will only pump more water into the toilet bowl.
- Always use a pair of rubber gloves. Your toilet is an unsanitary place to work on
- Place newspapers or paper towels on the floor to minimize more potential damage of an overflowing toilet.
- Turn on the bathroom’s ventilation or open the windows to ensure air circulation. This will minimize foul odors and minimize toxic fumes from chemical products.
- Remove some of the water out of the toilet pan and place it in a bucket.
METHOD 1 – Plunger: Use a plunger by firmly pressing it down and sharply lifting it up. Do this pushing and pulling motion about a dozen times until you feel the water going down the pipe.
METHOD 2 – Dish soap and Hot water: Add a few squirts of dish soap into the toilet. Pour a pot of hot water into the toilet. The water should not be hotter than tea or coffee that you can drink comfortably. Do not use boiling water because it can damage porcelain. Use enough water to raise the temperature of the water passing around the clog. Let the hot water sit for a few minutes and see if the clog starts to soften.
METHOD 3 – Mop and Plastic bag: Wrap the mop inside the plastic bag and tie it securely. Use this to plunge the toilet a few times until the toilet empties.
METHOD 4 – Wire hanger: Unravel a coat hanger and wrap one end with a rag to avoid damaging the toilet. Stick the wrapped end of the hanger into the drain and twist, push and move it in circles to clear the drain.
METHOD 5 – Baking Soda and Vinegar: Pour a box of baking soda into the bowl. Use the package that is used to deodorize refrigerators. Slowly pour a medium sized bottle of vinegar into the toilet bowl. Pause adding the vinegar when the solution begins to foam up. Let it sit for a few minutes. Add about 3 – 4 liters of hot tap water into the toilet. If you can, let it sit overnight.
Once your toilet is cleared, remember to clean the toilet and the floor surrounding it. Also disinfect any tools used for the declogging.
Get more help from Reline Drainage to unblock your toilet or any other drainage repairs.