Just like with other minor household problems, we sometimes seek DIY(Do It Yourself) solutions rather than having the professionals help fix things. Situations like that come about when our Toilet clogs. In times when you can’t afford a plumber or you simply can’t find a plumber, opting for a DIY becomes the best choice. Most of the kitchen ingredients that we may not know of have the power to unclog toilets or sinks.
Let’s consider some methods of unclogging a toilet:
This is one of the most used methods. A plunger is a tool specially created to unclog toilets. It’s to pass through the toilet to get it unclogged. To do this, you will need to insert the plunger inside the toilet then push it in by the cup-like shape part and out. Repeat the push and pull motion till you feel it’s unclogged.
In situations where the plunge doesn’t work, there are other alternatives to unclog your toilet.
- Toilet auger/ plumbing snake:
find its way through the toilet drain. You simply turn the handle clockwise to slowly release and elongate the coils. When gone through the toilet and unclog the toilet, you clean the auger or plumbing snake as needed.
- Hot water and soap:
This is one of the simplest and easiest ways of unclogging a toilet. You can simply add a bit of kitchen liquid soap to unclog very hot water but not up to the boiling point or in the absence of that, alternate your liquid soap with a shampoo. Pour the mixture down the drain and wait for 10- 15 has it unclogs itself.
- Vinegar and baking soda:
You may have heard of the numerous use of vinegar and baking soda for household solutions. One of them includes the ability of it to unclog sinks and toilets. Firstly pour a cup of baking soda into the toilet, then slowly pour in about 2 cups of vinegar. When acid and alkaline mix, they give a foamy reaction. So be careful when adding the vinegar cause it’s going to bring lots of bubbles. Let it bubble for up to 30 minutes, then flush. This should break down all the waste.
- Bleach and powder soap:
This is also an effective way to break down the wastes that clog your toilet. To do this, pour in 2-3 cups of bleach then wait for around 2 minutes before going in with a cup of powdered soap. Wait for around 10-15 minutes then flush the toilet. This should help unclog the toilet.
There are many different ways to unclog a clogged toilet. From the ones listed above, you can choose the method that is most accessible to you or you to find less difficult. There are also alternative methods to try out if the one you used doesn’t work out so well for you.