So, you’ve got a clogged toilet? Don’t pull out your phone, you don’t need a professional for this job. You can handle this plumbing mishap all by yourself! Use these clogged toilet bowl tips for a fast fix today. You’ll need just a few items found around the house to quickly finish this project, are you ready to get started?
Clogged Toilet Bowl Tips: Fast
1. When dealing with a clogged toilet bowl, I always try a homemade drain cleaner in tandem with the good old plunger. To make your own, heat up a pot of hot water, allow it to cool while you pour 2 cups vinegar and 1 cup of baking soda down the toilet. Let it sit until the bubbles have simmered and then pour the hot water down the toilet and let sit overnight. Flush in the morning and the clog should be gone. This works for small clogs!
2. Alternatively, if you’d rather not use the baking soda/vinegar mixture, you can pour Dawn dish soap down the drain, followed by warm water poured at waist level. If you pour the water from the waist level, there is a good chance that the clog will be dislodged by the force of the water.
3. Unravel a coat hanger so that it is straight, and insert this into the toilet until the end of the hanger goes through the clog. Poke at the debris with the end of the hanger until the clog is gone and the drain flows freely.
Clogged Toilet Bowl Tips: Easy
If the fast tips above weren’t what you needed to solve your problem, these easy (but slightly more difficult) tips will help you get the job done in no time at all.
1. Use a plumbing snake (if you have one ) to get down in there and rid the pipe of the clog. This is similar to the coat hanger method described previously but more durable. If the coat hanger wasn’t enough to fix the problem, a plumbing snake is strong enough to do the trick. I like this one from Amazon.
2. If your clog still isn’t going anywhere, it’s time to break out the Shop-Vac. Seriously. Though I have never tried this method, I’ve confirmed on multiple websites that this does work. Use the hose to empty the water out of the toilet. Once complete, insert the hose into the drain, as far as it can go. Next, use a towel to seal around the hose to prevent any spray. Use the vacuum to suck the clog clean. Just make sure that you give the vacuum a good rinse when you’re done with it…