Do you have a blocked toilet? Don’t panic if you are having trouble flushing your toilet.
Toilet emergencies, however annoying and inconvenient, are an unfortunate fact of modern life. However, most toilet emergencies can be fixed. Your toilet will soon function properly with a few simple steps.
How to Unclog a Toilet
It’s possible to fix the problem by flushing your toilet and it fills up with water.
Don’t flush the toilet again. This is the most important thing that you can do. To force the toilet to flush again, it will release gallons of water into your toilet bowl and cause an overflow. You will also be creating another problem by forcing the toilet to flush again.
Remember do not flush again
These are some solutions for a clogged toilet. Although all solutions can effectively remove the clog, they may take a little more time and effort.
We will start with the easiest and suggest that you go through each step while you attempt to fix the clog.
1. Dish Soap can unclog your drains
No plunger? No problem, use dish soap! This is the easiest and most straightforward of our solutions. However, it takes approximately 30 minutes to get the solution working properly. We recommend skipping to the next method if you’re in a rush.
- Allow the toilet to drain for about 10 minutes before you try to unclog it.
- Use a lot of liquid soap (about one cup) or small pieces of soap to clean the toilet bowl.
- Heat some water in a large container and pour it into the no clog toilet bowl. Hot water will dissolve dish soap and act as a lubricating agent in order to un-wedge the blockage.
- Give the soap another 15 minutes to get rid of the clog.
- After 15 minutes, the water level in the bowl will drop. To restart the lubrication process, add more hot water to the bowl.
- You can flush your toilet after waiting for 15 minutes.
2. Use a plunger to unclog your drain
A plunger is needed if the dish soap does not slide out of the way. The toilet drain can be plugged with a plunger that fits over the drain. It will push water down the drain to remove the debris.
Make sure that your first plunge has a soft before you attempt to plunge. A full plunger will cause a lot of water to splash back.
- Give it a rest for 10-15 minutes. Some water may drain by itself.
- Put the plunger in the toilet bowl. Then, place the plunger’s mouth into the drain.
- Gently push the plunger in the drain’s mouth. Next, give some stronger pulses to move the debris down the drain.
- Continue to plunge until you are satisfied with the results.
3. An Auger can unclog a clog
Try a toilet plunger if your toilet still has clogs. The snake’s claw will either break up the blockage or pull it out.
- The claw of the auger should be placed in the a small corner toilets drain.
- Turn the handle until it feels tight.
- Wait for the water to recede.
- Slowly remove the auger.
If the toilet is still blocked, a professional might be able to assist.
A blocked toilet can be caused by a drain problem and should be checked by a professional plumber. A professional should inspect your toilet if it has been clogged for a long time. The problem could be more severe or caused by pipe damage.