Getting your toilet clogged is one of the most common
problems that everyone has faced once. If it happens at the
most unfortunate moment then it is quite a disgusting thing.
You will of course want to get rid of this situation.
Calling a professional can be quite time taking if you want
it for emergency purpose. Here are some of the ways that you
can try to get rid of this situation and unclog it as soon
as possible. Otherwise the situation might get out of hand
and your bathroom will get filled with water all over.
Here are the 7 proven and most effective ways to get rid of
1. Use A Plunger
After flushing once if you see that the water is not flushed
out properly, then do not flush again. This will cause more
water to get deposited into the toilet bowl causing overflow
of water. This will make things even messier. Prepare the
bathroom by placing paper towels or newspapers on the floor.
Even if the water splashes out from the bowl it will not be
difficult for you to clean. Take a high quality plunger with
heavy-duty rubber that will help you to get the clog out.
When you are using the plunger make sure it is covering the
entire hole. Push down and pull up sharply to create the
suction and you have to do it for 15 to 20 times unless it
unclogs. Always wear rubber gloves covering till elbow
before doing this.
2. Baking Soda and Vinegar
Take a gallon of hot water and the water should not be
hotter than that of a tea. You should be able to drink it
and not boiling as boiling water can damage the porcelain.
After boiling let the water cool for some time and till then
pour the ingredients into the toilet. Pour only 1 cup of
baking powder and 2 cups of vinegar. This will create a
Then after some time pour the hot water. Do not pour it from
near the rim instead pour it from a height. The water force
will help you to get rid of the clog. Remember that this
method only works for the organic clogs. Let this mixture
stay overnight and in the morning it will be back to normal.
3. Wire Coat Hanger
This is one of the best ways to unclog hard materials.
First, unravel the wire coat hanger and then straighten it.
This method works great for the clogs which are just a few
inches away from the drain. At the end of the wire wrap a
piece of cloth and use a duct tape to tie it. This will
ensure that the sharp end of hanger doesn’t damage the
porcelain of your toilet. Insert it through the drain and
when you will feel the clog push it against till it gets
cleared from the drain. Then flush it out with the help of
4. Plumbing Snake
This is also known as flexible cleaning tool as it has a
flexible coil of wire also known as snake. It easily passes
through the curved drains without much effort. It helps to
unclog the drain very easily without even damaging or
staining the porcelain. That is why for any clog in your
toilet you can use this pipe. This will definitely make sure
you are getting rid of any kinds of clog in the toilets
without any hassle. This is used by professional cleaners
and plumbers too. you have to insert one end of the snake
into the drain and push it down which will help the snake to
reach up to the obstruction. Using it is very much easy and
thus many people prefer to use this.
5. Wet or Dry Vacuum
If you have already used snake and plunger to clean the clog
but failed then you can use a wet or dry vacuum. It is
different from ordinary vacuum cleaner as this can cope with
water unlike ordinary ones. You have to empty the water out
from the toilet bowl. It must be empty without any kind of
debris or water so that you can easily vacuum out the
obstruction. You can use the flexible hose only and not any
attachments are required. Use an old towel to coil it around
the hole. This will create a seal around the drain. Now with
one of your hands put pressure on the towel to make the seal
tighter and better. Then wait for a minute for the vacuum to
start working and it will suck out the clog from there.
6. Enzyme Product
There are many enzyme products available in the market. You
need to choose one of the best products that will help you
liquefy the waste materials and thus help you to unclog. It
is a quite proven and preferable method as this is not meant
to harm the drain or pipe. But this product works mainly on
the organic wastes only but not on hard objects like toys
and other things. The recommended amount is always mentioned
on the bottle label. Follow those instructions and use that
much only. This will help you drain out the clog and clear
the pipe. Make sure to drain once after the clog is cleared.
7. Chemical Drain Cleaners
These cleaners are used quite powerful and you can get this
at most of the grocery stores near your house. The chemicals
present in these drain cleaners are quite corrosive to the
pipes and can damage the surroundings. Even these are
poisonous to the pets and people. That is why it is always
recommended to use to it as the last option if only the
previous 6 methods do not work at all. These chemicals are
available specifically for toilets. Buy those only which are
meant for that as other cleaners can damage the porcelain.
First of all, read the instructions properly about how to
use it and then use it accordingly. You have to make sure
that you flush out the drain with water after using it.
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