If the bowl of your toilet is filled water, then you probably need to unclog the pathway. The use of a toilet plunger is commonly applied to unclog toilets but what happens if this device is not handy? Or, what if getting a plumber to unclog the path will take eternity? Well, there are easy steps you can take to resolve this issue and these are described in the paragraphs below.
- The first thing you should do is to get the required materials or tools you need for the job. You need not go shopping for the items or worry about cost because you can get these items right in your home. The tools you will need include: containers (small and large), rubber gloves, long spoon (a stick or wire hanger), boiling water, large empty soda bottle, and towels.
- Stop water from the tank or source and proceed to the following ways. You should wear the rubber gloves and use the small container to bail from the bowl. The water should be poured in the larger bowl and then poured into the garden or drainage. You can dispose the container along with it.
- After some minutes, let’s say about 15 to 20 minutes, use the stick, spoon or wire hanger that has been straightened or unbend to push into the hole of the bowl back and forth repeatedly. This action helps to break the solids that have been blocking the toilet. When you find resistance from solids, you may need to do the pushing bit by bit.
- The next thing you do is to fill the empty soda bottle (remember, any other bottle of the same size will do) with warm water. Allow the top of the bottle to stay at the hole and squeeze with both hands. This will allow water to shoot out from the bottle down into the drain. This can clear the clog and if not, try the next step.
- Pour some amount of boiling water into the toilet and leave to cool for 15 or 20 minutes. After the cooling, you flush the toilet. The towel should be placed on around the toilet floor to absorb water that may splash on the floor while you bail, pour or squeeze water in the process.
Finally, with the steps above, you will discover your toilet is unclogged even without a plumber. However, you must note that this process may only work if the unclogging is just for a mild to moderate sewage problems