When your toilet clogs, it’s natural to panic flush, but keep your hands off the flush lever! Although it is frequently our initial response, repeated, frenzied flushing will most likely fill your toilet. You can attempt numerous approaches on your own (with or without a plunger) to fix toilet blockages that do not necessitate the services of a plumber Granite Bay has to offer. Below are some ways to unclog your toilet without a plunger.
Use Plain Hot Water
All you need for this procedure is hot water and a huge bucket. Remember that while the water should be warm, it should not be boiling. Pouring hot water into your toilet bowl can cause it to crack, aggravating your problem. Warm water should be poured into the toilet. In conjunction with the flow of the water, the heat should aid in breaking up and removing the blockage.
Apply Dishwashing Soap
If plain hot water isn’t cutting it, try hot water with a dash of dish soap. Dish soap is designed to dissolve grease, filth, and grime. Pour roughly a cup of dish soap into the toilet bowl. After adding the hot water, let it sit for a few minutes. It may take up to 30 minutes to complete the task in rare circumstances. However, you may need to leave it for as long as overnight, depending on the clog. Shampoo can be a good substitute if you don’t want to run to the kitchen to get some dish soap (or if you’re running out and don’t want to run out).
Utilize a Hanger Made of Wire
If you have an extra wire hanger lying around the house, you might be able to build a makeshift toilet snake. Unfold and straighten the hanger. Wrap and tie a towel in the hanger you’ll be using to unclog the toilet if it has a rough edge. This keeps the wire from scraping the inside of the bowl or drain. Prod the clog with the wrapped end down the drain to dislodge it. You may need to apply force, but don’t use so much that you wind up inflicting damage.
Use Vinegar with Baking Soda
Making a cool volcano using baking soda and vinegar is a terrific idea. This combo is a fantastic cleaner for many surfaces. It can also help unclog a toilet. First, add a cup of baking soda to the toilet. Let it sink and spread—next, two cups vinegar. Circularly pour the vinegar to achieve even dispersion. As the vinegar and baking soda mix, fizzing should begin to break up the clog. Let the mixture remain for an hour before flushing. Try again with the same amounts of baking soda and vinegar, but let it sit overnight.
Hire a Plumber
While this method is basic, it is perhaps the simplest and most dependable technique to unclog a resistant toilet. If you cannot remove the clog after attempting these methods multiple times, you may need to call a professional to unclog your toilet. The best part about choosing New Flow Plumbing is that we have everything we need to handle even the most difficult clogs. Furthermore, we’re less expensive than you think, and we’ll be done quickly.