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How To Unclog A Toilet

A clogged toilet can be a nightmare, at any time of day. How to unclog a toilet can sometimes be thought of as a hard task, especially if you’re unfamiliar with how a toilet is set up.

First of all, a toilet should not be used as a garbage bin, a garbage disposal, or any trash removal device. The toilet should only be used for one thing, human use. Putting other things in it can cause long-term damage and can cause blockages.

To unclog a toilet, look into the bowl to see if you can spot the obstruction. If you can, put on rubber gloves and try to remove the item. A child’s toy or something else could be an easy fix. If you cannot see any object obstructing the toilet’s pipes, grab your plunger. A plunger should be a high-quality one. It should have multiple rubber “rings” on it, not just one. If you have a plunger with only one ring, it will not work as well as the high-quality one and may cause you more time with the issue.

To properly use a plunger, place it over the hole leading out of the toilet’s bowl. Push the middle of the plunger in and once it “sticks,” pull it out. If you can see that the plunger removed the obstruction, only now try to flush. If you flush too soon, the toilet may overflow onto the floor, leading to a greater mess. Continue this plunging back and forth until the water in the bowl begins to drain. This means that the clog was taken care of and is now gone. For stubborn blocks, this may take some time.

How to unclog a toilet varies. Your toilet could get clogged due to too much waste. To use a more natural method for getting rid of too much waste, you can use a combination of baking soda, hot water, and vinegar. This combination will loosen the waste and allow it to flush easily. If you’re using this method, do not make the water too hot. Boiling water can crack porcelain, and you should use about a half gallon to try to dislodge the clog.

Overall, how to unclog a toilet can be time-consuming and something that someone doesn’t want to deal with. A plumber is an expert in taking care of toilet clogs, sink clogs, and drainage issues. Call a licensed plumber to come out and help you with your toilet issue to get it resolved quickly. While the plumber is there, ask him to show you how to unclog a toilet. Your toilet may be different than something you’re reading online, so first-hand knowledge is always key.