7 Techniques to Unclog your Toilet yourself

Do you have a clogged toilet in your home? Solving the problem at once will help you prevent its worsening. First, confirm if the blockage is extensive or not. After an assessment, if you are ready to unclog the toilet yourself. You can use these techniques such as dishwashing liquid with boiling water, a plumber’s ferret, a coat hanger, the plunger, a Spanish broom, the wet-dry vacuum cleaner and the pump unblocker.

Before starting, try to identify the problem

To solve the clogged toilet problem without wasting your time, try to identify what blocked the toilet and remove them.

The common causes of toilet clogging are disposable wipes, pads, liners, hair, paper towels, ear swabs, used dental floss, and excess toilet paper.

Technique 1: Use dishwashing liquid with boiling water

Boil water but do not let the water reach boiling point. Pour about 1/4 cup of dishwashing liquid into the toilet bowl.

Allow the chemicals in the soap to work on the substance clogging the toilet for 10 to 30 minutes or even overnight.

Pour some hot water into the toilet bowl to mix the dishwashing soap which will oil the toilet drain. To unblock it, flush the toilet.

Technique 2: Use a plumber’s ferret

Plumbing ferret has a drill at the top and a long stretchy metal for clearing any clog in the toilet without scratching the porcelain.

Push it into the toilet bowl then into the waste pipe as far as it can go. Turn the ferret and apply force by rotating the crank to break through the clog. Immediately the water in the drainpipe starts flowing freely push the ferret to and from to completely dislodge the plug.

Technique 3: Use a coat hanger

Make your plumbers ferret with a wire coat hanger. Take one from your wardrobe, uncoil and straighten it leaving the side with the hanger.

Next, wrap the hanger with a duster to prevent scratches to the ceramic. Wear a hand glove and lower the hanger side you just wrapped into the drainpipe until you hit the clog.

Prod it a bit to remove the clog. If the water starts flowing, to fully remove the clog, flush the toilet.

Technique 4: The plunger

Wear a rubber hand glove and carefully put the plunger inside the toilet bowl and push it in a little more. Doing that cuts air off. Don’t push so hard else dirty water will splash on you.

Confirm the plunger has a firm seal, then pump it down and up vigorously keeping the seal in place. Lastly, yank the plunger up, allowing sealed air to escape and water to start flowing in the drain again. If the toilet is still clogged, repeat the process until the clog breaks.

Technique 5: Using a Spanish broom

Get a Spanish broom and cover its head in a plastic container and fix the bottle to the grip with glue. Confirm that the plastic bottle is tightly fixed to the broom to transform it into a suction cup.

Hold the grip and push the broom into the toilet bowl to seal the hole and create a suction that sucks the clog out. Suck the debris into a bucket and flush the toilet.

Technique 6: The wet-dry vacuum cleaner

You first need to get a wet-dry vacuum. Wear a rubber glove and then use the vacuum to remove the water inside the toilet bowl. Subsequently, get a duster and wrap it around the hose to form a seal, then push the vacuum a bit into the drainpipe. Finally, switch the vacuum on to pull out the clog.

Technique 7: The pump unblocker

Start the unclogging process by drawing the pump piston entirely. Next, put the unblocker at the base of the toilet bowl and plug the hole completely. Also, firmly grip the unblocker and use the piston to pump and move the tool up and down.

If the first attempt does not remove the barrier in the waste pipe, repeat the process by forcefully pushing and pulling the grip to unclog the toilet.

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