4 Ways to unclog your toilet without using a plunger
There's nothing that stresses me out more than having a clogged toilet. It might not seem like such a big deal for most people, but for someone who isn't the least bit handy like myself, it's an epic event. Fortunately for me I have a brother who happens to be a plumber. But one day my toilet was clogged, I couldn't get ahold of my brother and I had no clue what to do!
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I had apparently clogged the toilet with non-flushable baby wipes. You're not supposed to flush baby wipes in the toilet, yeah I know, but it was one of those days where I wasn't thinking. Anyhow, the toilet got seriously clogged and the water filled up almost to the brim. I was freaking the hell out! So I did what any hysterical person would do, I tried unclogging the toilet with a plunger. BIG mistake!
Before I knew it the toilet water was overflowing and making its way to the floor while my OCD self panicked. I didn't have the slightest clue what to do so I got on the internet and started searching DIY methods for unclogging a toilet. I was amazed by some of the things I found. Here are a few brilliant ways to unclog your toilet with a plunger!
Use liquid dishwashing soap: That's right. I actually tried this. If you pour some dishwashing soap into your toilet followed with a pot of hot water it will most likely help clean out whatever is clogging your toilet. It's pretty remarkable actually.
Use baking soda: I unclogged my shower drain once using the baking soda and white vinegar method. Create a solution using those two ingredients and then pour it in. This almost always works.
Wire coat hange:. Stretch out a wire hanger and tie a rag to one end, then stick the covered end into the drain and twist using a circular motion. Keep twisting until the clog is cleared. But make sure you wear plastic gloves because this can get REAL messy!
Stop the flapper: I had to ask my plumber brother for advice on this one. If you notice that the water in the toilet won't stop overflowing--don't' panic! Simply take off the lid from the tank and push the flapper thing-y down. This prevents more water from filling up the bowl. You want to also make sure you turn off the water supply knob at the bottom of the toilet too.
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