How to Drain a Clogged Toilet

It is often unbelievable to face a clogged toilet at the most inappropriate moments. Good thing is that you can clear a clogged toilet without paying a plumber for the job. If you just have a plunger or a drain cleaner at home made out of baking soda, combined with boiling water and vinegar. However, for heavier clogs, it is best to use a snake the drain with the application of a dry or wet vacuum.

Try to Use a Plunger

1. Don’t allow the toilet to overflow to begin with. If your toilet has an automatic flusher, try to keep the flapper from supplying more water to the bowl.

2. Prepare the bathroom for any unwanted splashes from the bowl later on. You can use old newspapers or paper towels to soak up the excess liquid from the floor. Don’t forget to use a pair of gloves to operate.

3. If the clog is an object that is visible, you can try to remove it before trying to continue. Perhaps a rubber object or a child’s toy is causing the clog, so you need to take it out first.

4. Always use a high quality plunger such as a ball-shaped type or one with a fold-out type rubber flange that forms a seal at the bottom.

5. Begin inserting the plunger to the bowl. Always make sure that it covers the entire hole and that it is completely submerged. This will ensure that you are pulling out water instead of just air. If necessary, try to add some water to bowl.

Try to do it vigorously by pulling and pushing until the water will begin to drain. Perhaps fifteen to twenty times will do it. As long as there are no object obstructing the plunger and the hole, it only needs a little patience until the clog is cleared.

6. Begin to flush in order to check the drain. If the clog is still present, try to leave the plunger sucking the hole and fill the bowl with water once again. If it still persists, try to repeat the procedure a couple more times.

Try to Use an Enzyme Product

1. When you buy an enzyme clog removal product, make sure that you are getting the one that has a mixture of enzymes that effectively liquefy waste products. Most of these are used in septic systems that break down the waste in drains.

2. Make sure that you follow the instructions written at the label. There will be a procedure on whether to operate on the clog right away or to wait overnight for that matter.

Try Using a Homemade Cleaner

1. Prepare a gallon of water and boil it. A combination of vinegar, baking soda, and boiling water will do just fine for light clogs.

2. Acquire a cup of baking soda with a couple of cups vinegar to pour into the toilet. This will create a chemical process that must be helpful in dissolving clogs. If you do not have baking soda, try substituting it with dish washing soap.

3. Take note that this procedure does not have an impact on hard obstructions like toys, etc.

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