You may have heard that using the product, Liquid Plumber to unclog a toilet is NOT recommended. There are two main reasons for this…

  1. Liquid Plumber contains sodium hydroxide and bleach. If you use another drain cleaner in your toilet – the reaction between Liquid Plumber and that other drain cleaner can cause a reaction forming chlorine gas which is very dangerous not only for humans for but their pets as well.
  2. If your toilet is sealed with a wax ring – Liquid Plumber will eat away at that wax ring which then will cause water to leak out from the base of the toilet.

What Kind Of Liquid Can I Use To Unclog A Toilet?

The recommended type of “drain cleaner” to use that is safe for toilets are products that use natural bacteria and enzymes. The problem with these type of cleaners is that they are not a quick solution. Oftentimes, you have to leave the mixture in the toilet overnight.

We can also say that Baking Soda can be safely used in toilets and especially if you have a septic system.

Mixing Baking Soda with Vinegar is a very common homemade and safe solution which can work on toilet clogs. Just drop one cup of baking soda into the toilet bowl. Wait a few minutes and then slowly pour two cups of vinegar into the toilet bowl. This combination will cause bubbles to erupt (hence the reason to pour “slowly”).

Once you’ve finished pouring the vinegar, wait another few minutes and then flush. Hopefully this will work for your clog.

Another little homemade solution that you can try is to pour hot water in a toilet bowl that has liquid soap in it. You want to put about a teaspoon of either dish soap or shampoo into the toilet bowl and then heat the water on the stove (but do not let it get to boiling) – pour it carefully into the toilet bowl. Wait a few minutes and then flush.

If you have any questions or problems with your toilets, call Atlantis Plumbing today at 770-505-8570. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.