Do you know how to unclog a toilet with baking soda?
Trying to unclog a toilet is one of the most frustrating things that you can do in your home. It’s not just about how much water is getting on the floor. It’s also about how much noise a clogged toilet makes! And then there are those times when chemicals fail and you have to call a plumber. That’s where baking soda comes in handy. This guide will show you how to use this simple household product for DIY plumbing projects around your home like unclogging toilets or clearing drains without any smelly chemicals or expensive tools involved.
What is Baking Soda?
Baking soda is a kind of alkaline salt that usually has a white color, and it is also known as sodium bicarbonate. It’s the main ingredient in baking powder which is frequently added to biscuits such as scones, muffins, or cakes for leavening.
How Does Baking Soda Works to Clean A Toilet?
The alkalinity of this chemical makes it an excellent cleaning agent and it also effectively breaks down greases. However, you should never flush baking soda because it can cause plumbing problems.
How to Use Baking Soda for Unclogging a Toilet?
To unclog a toilet with baking soda all you will need is the following things: paper towels or rags, gloves if your hands are sensitive, a water bottle filled with warm water, some bucket that has enough space inside to fit one cup of baking powder while submerged in water and salt shaker (optional).
Start by filling up the container with hot water then add about half-cup of the salt before adding the tablespoonfuls of baking powder into it. The mixture needs to be stirred until there’s no more dry sodium bicarbonate in the water.
If you have a plunger, use it to plunge as hard and fast as possible in order to create maximum pressure then hold for about 15 seconds before releasing. If this does not work try using both hands or one hand on top of another-same technique but with twice the force applied. Keep plunging until there’s no more resistance from clogs at all. Remember that if you are unable to unclog your toilet with baking soda alone, never get discouraged because we’re here to help! Just consider calling us so our plumbers can do their job properly by removing any excess fats, grease, food debris, etc.
To clean up after yourself wear gloves (if sensitive) and wet paper towels/rags while using a mild detergent to scrub the surface of your toilet. Afterward, rinse with water and allow it to dry completely before using again.
If you have tried everything but are still not able to unclog your toilet, do not hesitate in calling a plumber.
To unclog a toilet with baking soda, the first thing you have to do is pour one cup of it on top of your clogs and let it sit for about five minutes. Do not use too much because it can cause excessive foaming that might prevent the liquid from going where it needs to go.
If you have any questions regarding the issue, please feel free to ask us. We will be happy to help you.