Bathroom nightmares? How to unclog toilet.

It has happened to the best of us – the unpleasant thoughts that run though our head when we think of the task at hand. Maybe you are over-flooded with emotions as much as your toilet is with…something? None the less we have to get over the fact that something must be done and thankfully there are ways to make the task less daunting than it should be. So let’s get into how to unclog your toilet.

Top 5 ways on how to unclog toilet

Below are the best and most effective ways on how to unclog toilets on your own with household items.

The good ol’ Plunger

You know it! Every household should have one of these as it is the easiest way to get rid of clogs. How do you do it so that you don’t get anything flinging back at you? Here we go – put the mouth of the plunger over the bottom of the bowl. Now, gently push so that you release the air and a tight seal is formed. Then move the plungers handle up and down just enough not to break the seal. Repeat 4-6 times. Finally, break the seal by pulling out the plunger and if done correctly water will start to flow through.

How to unclog toilet? Use your typical plunger to fix all your plumbing concerns!

The clog clearing snake

Also known as an auger, this can be used as an alternative to the plunger. This is basically a coiled wire which you can feed through the toilet. It has a coiled tip so it can grab onto (or push through) obstructions to clear up the clog. Often times, if a plunger doesn’t do the job, this can.

Hand-free: Baking soda + Vinegar

A simple solution that we often overlook. This isn’t just for volcano dioramas and cleaning surfaces. When these two are put down a drain they break apart debris that is stuck together and helps it flow through. First, put 1/2-1 cup baking soda in the bowl and wait a few minutes for it to settle. Then slowly pour in 2 cups of vinegar. Be careful when doing this as dumping in the vinegar can cause splashing and overflowing. Then, wait 5-10 minutes and flush to see if the clog has cleared.

Dish should work

If you don’t have baking soda and vinegar at home then surely you must have hot water and dish soap? Put some soap into the toilet and begin to slowly pour in the hot water. The mixture of the two should soften the clog and allow you to flush the clog straight out!

…and finally your #1 go-to!

Just give us a call! We service Toronto, Etobicoke, North York, Scarborough, Richmond Hill, Oakville, Brampton, Mississauga and Woodbridge.

Just a final tip – keep a garbage can by your toilet so you don’t have to flush down non-flushable things.



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It has happened to the best of us – the unpleasant thoughts that run though our head when we think of the task at hand. Maybe you are over-flooded with emotions as much as your toilet is with…something? None the less we have to get over the fact that something must be done and thankfully there are ways to make the task less daunting than it should be. So let’s get into how to unclog your toilet.

Top 5 ways how to unclog the toilet

Below are the best and most effective ways on how to unclog toilets on your own with household items.

The good ol’ Plunger

You know it! Every household should have one of these as it is the easiest way to get rid of clogs. How do you do it so that you don’t get anything flinging back at you? Here we go – put the mouth of the plunger over the bottom of the bowl. Now, gently push so that you release the air and a tight seal is formed. Then move the plungers handle up and down just enough not to break the seal. Repeat 4-6 times. Finally, break the seal by pulling out the plunger and if done correctly water will start to flow through.

The clog clearing snake

Also known as an auger, this can be used as an alternative to the plunger. This is basically a coiled wire which you can feed through the toilet. It has a coiled tip so it can grab onto (or push through) obstructions to clear up the clog. Often times, if a plunger doesn’t do the job, this can.

Hand-free: Baking soda + Vinegar

A simple solution that we often overlook. This isn’t just for volcano dioramas and cleaning surfaces. When these two are put down a drain they break apart debris that is stuck together and helps it flow through. First, put 1/2-1 cup baking soda in the bowl and wait a few minutes for it to settle. Then slowly pour in 2 cups of vinegar. Be careful when doing this as dumping in the vinegar can cause splashing and overflowing. Then, wait 5-10 minutes and flush to see if the clog has cleared.

Dish should work

If you don’t have baking soda and vinegar at home then surely you must have hot water and dish soap? Put some soap into the toilet and begin to slowly pour in the hot water. The mixture of the two should soften the clog and allow you to flush the clog straight out!

…and finally your #1 go-to!

Just give us a call! We service Toronto, Etobicoke, North York, Scarborough, Richmond Hill, Oakville, Brampton, Mississauga and Woodbridge.

Just a final tip – keep a garbage can by your toilet so you don’t have to flush down non-flushable things.