Ever find yourself in the middle of a toilet unclogging project and have no idea how to start? Fear not, I’m here to help. This blog post will walk you through every step on how to unclog a toilet. From preparing your materials, all the way to taking care of the mess left behind.
Preparing Your Materials
- Bucket or container to catch water and sewage.
- Gloves (optional).
- Old towels, rags, sponges.
- Liquid dish soap.
This will be used to create a soapy film around the clog in your toilet that will help dislodge it from its current position.
Steps for Unclogging A Toilet
Okay, let’s get started!
Pretend you just found yourself at home with a plugging-up toilet. You might want to start by flipping the lid of your tank off. And then removing any objects blocking the hole. Where we can see how high our water level is getting. If items are obstructing this area please remove them now and proceed to step two.
Since the water level is rising, it’s safe to assume that two things are blocking our toilet from draining all of its contents: a clog and something in the trap area preventing any liquid from exiting. You’re going to want to take care of both before you can get this problem fixed!
The first thing we will do is remove anything that might be sitting on top of the pipe or pushing down into it (i.e., baby toys, hairbrushes). If your waste lines cannot be reached by hand then use tongs or pliers for assistance! It may also help if you flush your toilet again. So as not to cause more problems while messing with these areas. But please make sure no one else uses the toilet after you do.
- Use tongs or pliers to remove anything that might be sitting on top of the pipe, pushing down into it (i.e., baby toys, hairbrushes). Make sure no one else uses this bathroom again until we are done!
- Flush the toilet again so as not to cause more problems while messing with these areas and make sure nobody else uses your bathroom!
Next step: see if there is water in the bowl before trying a plunger technique. If there’s still water at all then please use a plunge right away to break up any clogs below ground level immediately. You will need an adequate amount of pressure for this method to work successfully but don’t overdo it and end up breaking the toilet.
If there is no water in the bowl, then please use a snake to remove any clogs below ground level while avoiding damaging pipes or other parts of your home – this method will be more successful if you have water left in the bowl. (Do not put too much weight on it and try extending its reach by wrapping it around something like a mop handle.)
And finally: If neither methods work for you after trying them both at least twice each, contact an expert plumber as soon as possible! They can come out with all their equipment and get to work right away.
We hope you got the way to unclog a toilet and that you managed to fix it with our guide. If not, please contact an expert plumber as soon as possible!