Experiencing a clogged toilet in your home is a common plumbing issue most people endure. Most people simply want to take care of the issue themselves instead of being embarrassed about letting someone resolve the problem. In an effort to help you unclog the challenging toilet clogs, we at The Original $49.95 Plumber would like to share a few methods.
1) How to Unclog a Toilet with a Plunger
A plunger is a necessary tool in every household. They are an inexpensive tool that often solve most toilet clogs. If you are buying or replacing a new plunger, look for a plunger that is constructed out of durable rubber with a flange and invest in one that is manufactured with high-quality. Plunging toilets is more effective with a plunger that features a flange. To ensure a good seal, spread a little petroleum jelly around the rim of the plunger. Ensure that the top of the plunger is completely submerged as you will want to get a tight fit at the bottom of the bowl and for more effective plunging. Should the water levels fall short, be sure to add more. With firm force, and avoiding splashing, plunge with vigor until you can flush with ease.
2) How to Unclog a Toilet with Baking Soda & Vinegar
There is an incredible toilet clog cleaner that contains ingredients that creates a volcano-like affect. This option is gentler on the toilet and plumbing system than harsh chemicals and far less expensive and that is baking soda and vinegar. In a large pot, bring water to a simmering boil and allow 5 minutes for it to cool. Into the toilet bowl, pour 1 cup of baking soda and immediately following up with 2 cups of vinegar. Do not overflow the toilet bowl, but carefully and consistently pour the prepared water in the bowl. For about 8 hours, allow time for this mixture to do its work.
3) What Can You Pour Down a Toilet to Unclog it?
A variation of the volcano method involving liquid dish soap, bring large pot of water to a simmering boil like before and let it cool for 5 minutes. As the water cools, squirt a generous amount of liquid dish soap into the bowl and let it settle. Pour the prepared water from about 1 foot above the toilet. In many cases, the liquid soap helps the clog slip through the pressure from the pouring water pushes the clog through.
4) How to Use a Toilet Snake Tool
Include in your bag of tricks a plumbing snake. Resistant clogs can be resolved with a plumbing snake. Basically, you feed the flexible end of the snake into the toilet drain until you reach the clog, though keep in mind there are model variations that offer more. To break up and dislodge the obstruction once you have arrived at the clog, twist the snake handle. Use caution and care as you extract the flexible end and avoid snakes that are too large for the toilet.
5) Call a Plumber to Unclog a Toilet Fast
If any of these methods prove to be ineffective, you will need a licensed professional to identify the problem and properly remove the obstruction. Call The Original $49.95 Plumber for assistance and we will help you with the toilet clogs.