It’s happened to all of us at some point. Your toilet becomes clogged and you can’t figure out how to fix it. Here are some tips to help you decide what to do the next time an unwanted clog strikes.
Plunging as a Solution
Often, the fastest and easiest way to get a clogged toilet flowing again is by using a plunger. (If you don’t have a plunger at home, you really should go out and get one.) The plunger creates a vacuum when compressed, forcing water through the pipe once it’s released. For most types of clogs, a couple of plunges are often all that’s needed to get things moving again. If plunging doesn’t solve your problem, or only solves it temporarily, your problem might be more serious than just a pesky clog. If this happens, it’s time to call you plumber.
Chemical Methods as a Solution
Some people swear by commercially available solvents when it comes to unclogging toilets. And it’s true that they can be very effective. If you find that you’re using them often, however, it might be an indication that you should call a plumber.
Non-Chemicals as a Solution
If you don’t like the idea of pouring chemicals down your toilet, there are more natural ways to unclog your toilet that can sometimes be effective. A mixture of white vinegar and baking soda left to sit in the toilet for 15 minutes before flushing can sometimes work. Alternatively, pouring boiling water down your toilet can also be effective, as it will generally dissolve things like grease and residues that have built up in your pipes.
Professional Help as a Solution
If you feel like you’ve tried everything and have still not had success unclogging your toilet, it’s time to call your plumbing professional. They will not only be able to unclog your toilets, they will be able keep the clog from returning, leaving you free to concentrate on other things.
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