I’m facing an issue with my toilet as you can see below.
Anyone can guess what shall happen if I try using a plunger here, this mess shall obviously splash around and possibly close my appetite for a week.
As a routine to reduce high water bills caused by flushing the toilet constantly, we set a routine to flush our toilet after it has been used at least 3 times. So you can imagine by the time it’s flushed there’s always a lot of waster accumulated in the bowl. Today after using the toilet, I flushed but the water didn’t go down and instead mixed with all the accumulated waste and filled the toilet and now everything is a mess. My plunger has a short handle and sinks to the bottom when I try using it. I’m now stuck on the possible way I could make this mess go down the drain. I believe the clog isn’t that serious and don’t plan on calling a plumber. Has anyone here faced this situation in the past? How did you unclog a full toilet without using a plunger?
Thanks in advance guys.
- Dish soap and hot water should be added liberally to the toilet bowl before adding hot (but not boiling) water. Allow the liquid to remain for a while so that the soap can lubricate the obstruction. Once the blockage is removed, try flushing the toilet to confirm.
- Starting with a cup or two of baking soda in the toilet bowl, add vinegar. One to two cups of vinegar should then be added to the bowl gently. The mixture will cause a chemical reaction that can aid in clearing the obstruction. Allow it to rest for at least 30 minutes, and then flush the toilet to see whether the obstruction has been removed.
- Toilet Brush or Straightened Wire Hanger: If the obstruction is close to the toilet bowl’s entrance, you might be able to remove it by using a toilet brush or a straightened wire hanger. Be cautious not to harm the porcelain as you gently push and twist the brush or hanger into the obstruction. Try flushing the toilet once you notice that the clog is releasing.
Toilet cleansers that use enzymes to break down organic waste and unclog small obstructions might be useful. Before attempting to flush the toilet, follow the directions on the cleaner’s container and allow it some time to operate.
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