Do you ever have one of those days where everything goes wrong? That's how it feels when your toilet won't unclog. It's frustrating, and there's seemingly nothing you can do about it. But before you start tearing apart your bathroom, try these tips to clear the clog.
The first thing to do is figure out what's causing the toilet to clog in the first place. There are a few common culprits:
- Too much toilet paper: This is probably the most common reason for a toilet to clog. If you're using too much toilet paper, it can easily get jammed up in the drain.
- Hair: Human hair is another common cause of toilet clogs. It can easily become tangled up in the drain and create a blockage.
- Foreign Objects: Sometimes kids or pets will toss things into the toilet that shouldn't be there, like toys or pens. These objects can easily get stuck in the drain and cause a clog.-
A blockage in your plumbing system: If the toilet isn't clogging for any of the reasons listed above, it could be that there's a blockage further down in the plumbing system. This will require professional help to fix.
If you're experiencing a toilet clog, the first thing you should do is try to unclog it yourself. There are a few different methods you can try:
- Use a plunger: This is probably the most common method for unclogging a toilet. The best types of plungers are the ones with a flange (they honestly work the best). Some people use the plunger and the clog is released, some people flush the toilet and immediately (I mean immediately!) begin plunging and this removes the obstruction.
- Pour boiling water down the toilet to dissolve the clog : If you think the clog is caused by something like toilet paper, pouring boiling water down the toilet may help to dissolve it.
- Use a toilet auger: If plunging and boiling water don't work, you can try using a toilet auger. This is a metal snake that you feed into the toilet to clear away whatever is blocking the pipes.
- Call a plumber: If you've tried everything and the toilet still isn't unclogging, it's time to call in a professional. A plumber will be able to clear the clog and fix whatever is causing the problem.-
Will A Toilet Eventually Unclog Itself?
The good news is that a toilet can sometimes unclog itself. Toilets use gravity to work and if the clog isn't too severe, with enough water in the bowl, the clog may eventually go down. If you're patient and can wait, this is a free solution. However, if the toilet isn't unclogging or if it's taking too long, you'll need to take other measures.
While a toilet may eventually unclog itself, it's best not to wait that long. If the clog is causing problems, it's best to take care of it as soon as possible. Trying some of the methods listed above should do the trick!
How Do You Unblock A Badly Clogged Toilet?
If your toilet is badly clogged, and the solutions we mentioned above aren't working, there are a few more things you can do to try to unclog it yourself.
Lubricant: The clog in your toilet may just need some lubricant to get loose and move on down your plumbing system. Pour a pot of boiling water into your toilet, and then pour in a cup of dish detergent. Let it sit for 30 minutes, and then try to flush. If that doesn't work, move on to the next step.
Baking Soda and Vinegar: Pour one cup of baking soda into the toilet bowl. Wait a few minutes and then slowly pour two cups of white distilled vinegar into the toilet bowl. The 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.
If neither of these methods work, you may need to call a plumber to help you unclog your toilet. Plumbers have special tools that can help them clear toilet clogs quickly and easily.
No matter what method you use, remember to never use chemical drain cleaners to try to unclog your toilet. These chemicals can be dangerous and can damage your toilet. Always try the safe and simple methods first!
How Do You Unclog A Toilet Fast When The Bowl Is Full?
If the toilet bowl is full of water you may be hesitant to put the plunger in there which might cause that water and/or sewage to spill out onto the bathroom floor.
So, here are some simple steps on what you can do.
- Turn off the water valve behind the toilet. This way no more water can get into the bowl.
- Wait 20 - 30 minutes (sometimes less) and the water in the bowl should go down enough for you to use a plunger.
- Use the plunger slowly at first and continue doing so until the water level goes down even further.
- Flush the toilet to ensure that it will drain.
- Once you're sure you are in the clear, turn the water valve back on.
- Flush the toilet again and hopefully everything is working fine.
If you are having trouble unclogging your toilet, there are a few things you can do to try to fix the problem. You can try flushing the toilet with a bucket of water, using a plunger on the drain opening, or using a toilet auger. If none of these methods work, you may need to call a plumber to help unclog the toilet.
If you have any questions about your toilets or are having some problems with it, call Atlantis Plumbing today at 770-505-8570. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
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