Finding a clogged toilet is never a pretty sight. It’s a common household problem. Usually, our first response to a clogged toilet is flushing over and over again in hopes that the problem will work out itself. More than often, its a bad move. This causes water to rise and overflow.
This time when the toilet does it again, use any of the following Hunarshanas easy fixes to solve your problem.
Method #1: The Plunger
The most obvious and professional way to go about is by using a plunger or an auger. This will create enough pressure on the clog to break and dissolve. You would want to cover the plunger with enough water in the toilet and push first than pull. Also, mind the potential overflowing. Shut off the water valves to cut water supply.
Method #2: Hot Water Bucket
Use a water bucket to pour hot (not boiling) water into the flush-pot. Let it sit for a few minutes. This shall help to flush and move the blockade.
Method # 3: Liquid Dish Soap
Pop into the kitchen and grab the dish soap. Squeeze a generous amount into the bowl — the soap will help to break down the solids. (If you don’t have dish soap, try shampoo.) Add some hot water and let it sit for a while. Things should be smooth and running again.
Method #4: Wire Hanger
Oddly enough but Wire Hanger landed a place on this list. Unwind an old hanger and straighten the wire as much as possible. Now insert it into the toilet bowl. Move the wire around and try to break up the solids as much as possible.
Disgusting, yes, but remember desperate times need desperate measures.
Method #5: Toilet Brush
Use the toilet brush in the same way you would use a plunger: holding the handle, push the bristles into the drain hole, give a few quick, forceful pumps, and step away. Happy flushing!!
Method #6: Bleach & Powdered Dish Detergent
If all else fails, try a combination of bleach and powdered dish detergent. Mix two cups of bleach with one cup of dish detergent and pour into the toilet bowl. Wait 20-30 minutes while the two do their chemical thing. Flush afterward.
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