We all know that nothing is more frustrating than when the toilet clogs up and you can’t get it to unclog. Luckily, there are some things you can do before calling a plumber or resorting to plunging – although plunging may be your best bet if none of these home remedies work for you!
Use of Plunger
If you have a plunger, this is one of the best remedies for unclogging your toilet. It’s fast and surefire, so if nothing else works for you then try plunging first. First of all, make sure that the water level in the bowl is just below the rim. Put some rubber gloves on and place the plunger over the opening of the toilet bowl.
The most effective way to plunge a clogged toilet is to push down and release it. Push down on the plunger with all your force and then quickly release it. Repeat this motion several times in order to unclog your toilet.
Use of Baking Soda Mixed with Vinegar
Pour a cup of baking soda down the clogged toilet bowl, and then pour in some vinegar. It’s best to use white vinegar for this since it will not leave any color behind.
Wait about five minutes. The mixture will fizz slightly. After waiting those five minutes flush your toilet. This should be all that is necessary to get your toilet unclogged.
If you want to prevent a clog from happening in the first place, pour some baking soda down after each use of the bathroom. This will help to dissolve any leftover waste or toilet paper and prevent future clogs.
Use Plumbing Snake
If your plunger and baking soda/vinegar remedy do not work, then you may wish to try a plumbing snake. A plumbing snake is a threaded metal rod with an attached plastic handle at the end that you can use to clear blockages.
Put on some rubber gloves for this part and stick the metal rod into the drain. Push it in as far as you can and then turn the rod to free up any blockages. Make sure you don’t push too hard, or you may damage the drain pipe.
Another method is to wrap a wet rag around the snake and push it through the drainpipe until you feel resistance. Then pull backward while slowly pushing ahead. This should be enough to loosen any clogs and free up your drain.
Use Enzyme Drain Cleaner
Enzyme cleaners are useful for unclogging toilets because they are natural and easy to use. Try pouring down some enzyme cleaner, and wait about 20 minutes. Then dip a rag into the toilet bowl. Push the rag through by hand until you feel the resistance to any clogs, then push it further through. Once you feel no resistance, pull the rag back out and use it to wipe down the toilet bowl.
Toilet Auger Helper
Drill a hole in the bottom of your plunger’s cup and connect it to some flexible tubing that can reach down into your drain pipe. Attach this tubing to a vacuum cleaner or to the snake so that you can vacuum out any clogs.
Use A Chemical Clog Remover
There are chemical drain cleaning products, such as Draino, which will help break up even the toughest clogs. Put this down your toilet and wait a few minutes before flushing. Be aware that it can be harmful if you come into contact with it, so make sure to always keep your eyes averted when using chemical drain cleaners.
You can also try pouring some down and follow this with boiling water – the highly pressurized steam might be enough to push out even the toughest clogs.
Use a Water Pressure Reducer
If your toilet is clogged, first check the water level in the tank and see if it’s too high. If it is, adjust the pressure reducer valve until the water level in your tank is right. This will ensure that you are not causing extra pressure on the clog.
Using Wire Hanger
If you have a metal wire hanger, you can use it to unclog your toilet. First, cover the wire hook with a rag so that you don’t scratch the inside of your toilet bowl, and then push the rag-covered hose down through the drainpipe until you feel clogs. Then pull back up and out on the hanger. This should remove the clog and leave your toilet working smoothly again.
Use Dish Soap And Hot Water
Pour some dish soap down your toilet and then flush it. This might work if you have a minor clog that just needs a bit of help getting out.
Use of Suction Cup
The suction cup is a small plastic or rubber cup with holes on the underside. The easiest way to use it is to sit on the toilet and insert the cup into your vaginal opening. As you push down, the vacuum created will create enough suction to pull out any clogs that may be present.
I hope that the methods listed will help you solve your clogged toilet problem. If you are still having trouble, don’t hesitate to contact a professional plumber in your area. They can quickly take care of this issue for you and provide any other plumbing services needed as well!