Are the toilets in your house blocked? Fixing the problem immediately can help prevent it from getting worse. First, check whether the obstruction is large or not. After an assessment, if you are ready to unclog the toilet yourself. You can use the following techniques: dishwashing liquid with boiling water, a plumber’s snare, a clothes hanger, the suction cup, a Spanish broom, the wet and dry vacuum cleaner and the pump unblocker.
Before you start, try to identify the problem
To solve the blocked toilet problem without wasting time, try to identify the items that have blocked the toilet and remove them.
Common causes of toilet blockage are disposable wipes, sanitary napkins, hair, paper towels, ear pads, used dental floss, and excess toilet paper.
Technique 1: Use dish soap with boiling water
Boil the water, but don’t let it reach the boiling point. Pour about 1/4 cup of dish soap into the toilet bowl.
Let the chemicals in the soap work on the substance that clogs the toilet for 10 to 30 minutes, or even overnight.
Pour some hot water into the toilet bowl to mix in the dish soap that will oil the toilet drain. To unclog it, flush the toilet.
Technique 2: Use a plumber’s snake
The plumber’s snake has a drill on the top and a long stretchable metal that helps unclog any clogs in the toilet without scratching the porcelain.
Push it into the toilet bowl and then into the waste pipe until it stops. Turn the ferret over and apply force by turning the crank to break the cork. As soon as the water begins to flow freely through the drain hose, push the snake back and forth to completely dislodge the plug.
Technique 3: Use a hanger
Make your plumber’s ferret with a wire hanger. Take one from your wardrobe, unroll it and straighten it, leaving the side with the hanger.
Then wrap the hanger with a cloth to avoid scratching the ceramic. Wear a glove and move the side of the hanger you just wrapped up into the waste pipe until you reach the stopper.
Push it a bit to remove the clog. If the water begins to flow, to completely remove the clog, flush the toilet.
Technique 4: The suction cup
Put on a rubber glove and gently place the suction cup in the toilet bowl and push it in a little deeper. In doing so, you cut the air. Do not push too hard, otherwise the dirty water will splash on you.
Confirm that the suction cup is properly sealed, then pump it vigorously up and down to hold the seal in place. Finally, pull the suction cup up, allowing the sealed air to escape and the water to start flowing down the drain again. If the toilet is still clogged, repeat the process until the clog breaks.
Technique 5: Use a brush broom
Get a Spanish broom, cover its head with a plastic container, and secure the bottle to the handle with glue. Check that the plastic bottle is securely attached to the broom to turn it into a suction cup.
Hold the handle and push the broom into the toilet bowl to plug the hole and create a suction that sucks the plug. Vacuum debris into a bucket and flush the toilet.
Technique 6: A wet and dry vacuum cleaner
First you need to get a wet and dry vacuum cleaner. Wear a rubber glove and use the vacuum cleaner to remove the water inside the toilet bowl. Then take a rag and wrap it around the hose to form a seal, then push the vacuum cleaner a bit into the exhaust hose. Finally, turn on the vacuum cleaner to extract the plug.
Technique 7: The pump unblocker
Begin the unclogging process by fully pulling out the pump plunger. Then place the unblocker at the base of the toilet bowl and completely plug the hole. Also, firmly grasp the unblocker and use the plunger to pump and move the tool up and down.
If the first attempt does not clear the barrier in the drainpipe, repeat the process by pushing and pulling forcefully on the handle to unclog the toilet.