If you are a homeowner, a severely clogged toilet is like a terrible nightmare you don’t ever want to deal with. But at least in an actual nightmare, you just need to wake up, you may be thinking. If you have a clogged drain in real life, repairing it on your own can be messy, time-consuming, tiring and it can even be dangerous.
Fixing a clogged toilet can be an arduous process, but you need to know that with the right tools and enough know-how, it can go smoothly and stress-free. Follow these DIY methods to unclog a toilet.
- Use a toilet plunger. Before plunging the toilet bowl, make sure that the bowl is half full of water. As forcefully and quickly as you can, start pushing and pulling the plunger.
- If a plunger is not available, try this method: Add a generous amount of dishwashing liquid, laundry detergent or shampoo into the toilet and let it sit for a few minutes. Dish washing liquid will dissolve the toilet clog the same way it breaks down tough kitchen grease. If the water goes down the toilet, try flushing. If not, repeat the process several times or try other methods.
- Use a wire hanger. A wire hanger to unclog a toilet? Who would have thought! The first step is to shut off water to the toilet. Then go find a wire hanger lying around your house. Straighten out the wire hanger, leaving the hook as it is. Push the end of the hanger into the drain opening to dislodge the clog.
The steps above can help you fix a Clogged toilet in Kansas City without ever having to call a plumber. If these tips do not fix the issue, I would recommend contacting a plumber in Missouri to do the work for you.