7 Tips to Unclog Your Toilet

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Simple Plumbing Tips To Fix A Clogged Toilet

We want to be the company that always comes to the rescue when you experience plumbing problems. But gaining your trust is also very important. With this being said, it is essential to understand that you don’t always need our services! Sometimes things such as a clogged toilet are easy fixes that you can do in a matter of minutes or a couple of hours, at a cost far less than what we could provide. Here are a few simple ideas to unclog your toilet.

Tip One: Plunger

Your first weapon of choice for a clogged toilet is a plunger. For minor clogs, it is the quickest and easiest way to unstop the toilet and get back to normal life. Purchase a professional grade plunger at your local home improvement shop for $10 or less and save time and money since these plungers perform the best.

Tip Two: Dawn Dish Liquid

Squirt a dab of Dawn dish liquid into the toilet. Let it sit for 10 minutes. As it sits, boil a pan of hot water on the stove. Pour this hot water into the toilet bowl over the dish liquid. Allow the mixture to sit four or five more minutes and flush. This is another inexpensive and quick clogged toilet solution that works for many people.

Tip Three: Baking Soda

Baking soda can also work wonders for a clogged toilet. This method works pretty much the same way as the Dawn dish liquid. If you don’t get results the first try, repeat the process a second time. You’ll need to use at least one half-gallon of water and one cup of baking soda. Also add one cup of vinegar to the mix.

Tip Four:   Drain Cleaners

An assortment of drain cleaners is available for purchase at your local home improvement store. These drain cleaners are inexpensive and work in many clogged toilet situations. It is definitely worth a shot because it costs about $10 or less for a bottle of Liquid Plumbr or a similar product. To use one of these products simply follow the directions on the label.

Tip Five:  Plumbing Snakes

A plumbing snake is a long metal flexible hose inserted into the toilet. On the end of the snake is a gripper tool that grabs anything that stands in the way of reaching the end. Purchase a snake, or learn if rental is available. This is certainly an option.

Tip Six: Clothes Hanger

No snake available? A coat hanger might work if the clog isn’t too deep. To use a clothes hanger, simply expand the hanger so that it is completely straight. Insert it into the toilet and move it around to free any clogs. Pull out the hanger and flush the toilet. Hopefully, the clog is gone!

Tip Seven: Prevention is Best

As cliché as it sounds it is definitely true. Don’t put too much toilet paper into the toilet bowl. Keep feminine hygiene products far away. Use an enzyme based cleaner for the toilets once every six months or so as well. Prevention ensures that clogged toilets are not causing you hassle and grief.

Clogged toilets are a nightmare but with these quick fixes you’re sure to keep your cool! Put them to use the next time you experience a clogged toilet and you can avoid a visit from the plumber!

If you do need our help we’re glad to assist you. Please submit a service request or call us at (778) 227-1119 to schedule an appointment.

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