Though hard to admit, all of us have been through situations where a mere toilet clog made us hit the panic button. A toilet clog can be enough to ruin your day! And a toilet backup can be even worse when you do not have a plunger. Here are some great DIY tips to unclog your commode without using a plunger…
FIRST THINGS FIRST!
When dealing with a clog, the first thing you need to consider is the water level in your toilet. If it is rising quickly, you may want to consider shutting off the water supply to your toilet so that you prevent any further leaks. Here is a great YouTube video on how to locate your water supply valve on your toilet.
Once the water supply has been shut off, add hot water straight into the toilet bowl. The high temperature of the water can help dissolve the clog quickly.
DETERGENT OR SOAP
If the toilet remains clogged after adding hot water, you might want to try adding detergent or a soap – or even shampoo. Pour a generous volume of the detergent into the toilet bowl. Wait for few minutes and let the detergent do what it does best. The hot water, together with the detergent, is an effective method to undo a toilet clog.
Epsom salt can be a great unclogging agent. Mix two cups of baking soda, half a cup of dishwashing soap, and a quarter cup of Epsom salt. Mix the contents until it attains consistency of wet sand. Let the mixture sit to harden and then put it in your toilet bowl. This mixture can help to unclog the nastiest of toilet drain clogs.
Another DIY tip that can be your saving grace in a toilet clogging tragedy is Borax. Borax has been in popular use for adding shine to the toilet; however, it may prove to be of great use to clear your drain clogs. All you need to do is to add about a cup of borax powder to the toilet bowl and let it rest for ten minutes. Then add hot water over it, and voila! The toilet clog will be no more!
So, there you have it. A clogged toilet is a common plumbing problem in Orange County. Need help with your clog? We provide home plumbing services in Orange County! Give us a call today and we can guide you through your options! (949) 393-0933