Top 5 Ways To Unclog A Toilet - Plumbing-United


Top 5 Ways To Unclog A Toilet

Dealing with a clogged toilet is undoubtedly one of the most dreaded household mishaps. It’s messy, inconvenient, and can often lead to panic, especially if you’re worried about calling a plumber. 

However, before calling a professional plumber, you can try alternative methods, but we warn you that this does not guarantee you 100% results, since the plumbing company is responsible for the result of the work. Here are five easy ways to unclog a toilet without the need for a plumber:

Plungers: The Classic Solution

Plungers are the go-to tool for unclogging toilets for a reason—they work! If you have a clogged toilet, grab a plunger and give it a try. Ensure that you have a good seal around the drain, and then push and pull vigorously to create suction. This action helps dislodge the blockage and allows water to flow freely again. If you don’t already have a plunger, it’s a worthwhile investment for any household’s plumbing toolkit.


*We do not guarantee that this method can solve your problem, this article is for informational purposes only.

Hot Water and Dish Soap

Sometimes, a combination of hot water and dish soap can work wonders in unclogging a toilet. Put hot water in a saucepan or other convenient container, then pour it directly into the toilet bowl. Add a generous amount of dish soap, which can help break down the clog. Let the mixture sit for a few minutes to work its magic, then attempt to flush the toilet. This method is particularly effective for clogs caused by organic matter.


*We do not guarantee that this method can solve your problem, this article is for informational purposes only.

DIY Drain Snake

If the clog persists, you can fashion a makeshift drain snake using a wire coat hanger. Straighten out the hanger and bend one end into a small hook. Insert the hooked end into the toilet drain and gently maneuver it to dislodge the obstruction. Be careful not to push the clog further down the pipe. Once you feel resistance, pull the hanger out and discard any debris attached to it. Repeat the process as needed until the toilet flushes normally.


You can also take a rag, wrap it around the end of the hanger and wrap waterproof tape on top to insulate the wires. This will help you to unclog the toilet.


*We do not guarantee that this method can solve your problem, this article is for informational purposes only.

Baking Soda and Vinegar

This age-old DIY solution is not just for cleaning; it can also help unclog your toilet. Start by pouring a cup of baking soda into the toilet bowl, followed by two cups of vinegar. The resulting chemical reaction produces fizzing and bubbling, which can help break up the clog. Allow the mixture to sit for at least 30 minutes before attempting to flush. For stubborn clogs, you may need to repeat the process or combine it with other methods.


*We do not guarantee that this method can solve your problem, this article is for informational purposes only.

Remember, while these DIY methods are effective for minor clogs, they may not always solve more serious plumbing issues. If you encounter repeated clogs or notice other signs of plumbing problems, such as slow drainage or gurgling sounds, it’s best to consult a professional plumber. However, for the occasional clog, these easy and inexpensive solutions can save you time, money, and the hassle of calling in a professional.

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