Toilet clogs can happen unexpectedly and disturb the flow of your daily routine. The good news is that you can fix such plumbing issues yourself without professional assistance. A good drain cleaner or plunger can help you in the process. Following are some simple tips and tricks to clear your toilet of all the debris stuck in the line:
First of all, you have to keep the toilet from overflowing. Remove the lid of the toilet tank and close the toilet flapper. Turn on the ventilation fan or open the window to minimize the foul odors. Before doing anything, put on rubber cleaning gloves as they will protect you from germs.
Clear the obstruction
Solid objects such as toys, pencils, etc. are one of the major reasons why toilet clog. Now, figure out the cause, reach in and try to remove it. It would be great if you can simply remove objects with hands. Sometimes it is hard to remove objects with hands. In order to clear a complex obstruction, you need tools that can go deeper.
A good Plunger can get the job done
It is recommended to use a high-quality plunger as cheap suction-cup type plungers do not always work. Insert the plunger into the bowl and cover the hole completely. Pull and push it slowly at first while maintaining the vacuum seal. It is important that plunger makes a tight seal. Do not use too much force as this can expel toilet water from the bowl. This process will loosen the clog. You have to be patient as the process can take several minutes.
Once the clog is cleared, your toilet will probably flush automatically. Flush the toilet twice to make sure clog is fully clear.
Toilet cleaner can be effective
Waste removal products or toilet cleaners can liquefy the waste materials and clear the toilet. Enzyme waste removal products are better than chemicals which can harm plumbing fixtures and environment. Pour the appropriate amount of toilet cleaner into the bowl and wait for few hours. You can also use a combination of hot water, vinegar, and baking soda to make a homemade toilet cleaner.
If the obstruction remains after trying the above mentioned techniques, you should call a reliable plumber to get the issue resolved quickly and durably.
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