What to Do When Your Toilet Won’t Unclog

By Thornton Plumbing and Heating

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We seldom give toilets a second thought unless something goes wrong. It can be more than a bit of annoyance when our toilet breaks down or clogs, especially if we don’t have a plunger. Keep in mind that a severely clogged toilet might cause your entire home to be disrupted.

Although removing a clog is often as simple as plunging the drain, you may need an auger to get the job done in Orem, Utah.

Furthermore, specific blockages may be deep in the pipe or exceedingly tricky to clear, necessitating the assistance of Thornton Plumbing and Heating Services. Thankfully, these suggestions will assist you in unclogging your toilet.


While this gadget may look simple, it is the most effective technique to unclog a toilet. We recommend that every home have this tool, ideally one with a flange, because they are the most effective at unclogging toilets.

Insert the plunger in the toilet bowl and gently press it down when utilizing this instrument. The first step is to get rid of the air. If you press too hard, you can end up splashing dirty water all over yourself.

Once you’ve achieved a good seal, aggressively pump the plunger down and up while maintaining the seal. Finally, break the air seal by pulling the tool up sharply. The water will be flowing down the drain. If the obstruction persists, continue the techniques until the plug loosens.

Baking Soda with Vinegar

If your toilet won’t flush and you don’t have a plunger, you may use vinegar and baking soda, both of which are non-toxic home cleaners. You undoubtedly already know that vinegar and baking soda are fantastic for cleaning various surfaces, acting as deodorizers, and aiding in the smooth operation of our drains.

However, if you don’t have a plunger, these home cleaners can be used to unclog a toilet. Add a cup of baking soda to your clogged toilet and let it sit for a few minutes. After that, slowly pour two glasses of vinegar into the toilet.

Because vinegar and baking soda usually react to generate bubbles, pour gently and carefully to avoid spilling or splashing toilet water. Allow for a few minutes for the baking soda and vinegar combination to work.

To determine whether the blockage has been eliminated, flush your toilet. You may have to repeat the process until the blockage is gone. When your toilet produces a quick suction sound and empties typically, the blockage will be gone.

Dish Soap and Hot Water

While the water is heating up, put a gallon of hot water on the stove and sprinkle some dish soap into your toilet. Pour the water into the toilet gently when it is really hot but not boiling. Wait for the dish soap and hot water to soften the blockage, which should take around 10-15 minutes.

The toilet will unclog and flush freely once you’ve done so. If you don’t want to leave your bathroom, you may use hot water and shampoo from the sink to clean your toilet.

The serpent

A toilet snake may be purchased for about $25. You only need to buy it once, and you won’t have to use any chemicals. You may thread the gadget and then wind it around until the obstruction is removed. While a little dirty, it’s preferable to use your hands. This procedure is quite helpful when the clog is more profound than the bowl.

If this method fails, try again and contact a licensed plumber. A clothes hanger should not be used as a replacement since it can badly harm the porcelain surface of the toilet bowl.

Bleach for the Home

Household bleach, like soap, aids in the breakdown of waste. The method is similar to that of using dish soap. Substitute 2-3 cups of bleach for the solid or liquid dishwashing soap. Pour one cup of powdered soap after one or two minutes. Flush your toilet after 10-15 minutes. You’ll find that this method is more effective for a severely blocked toilet.

Make contact with a plumber.

While this method is straightforward, it is perhaps the simplest and most dependable technique to clear a clogged toilet. The best part about hiring Pompano Beach plumbers is that we come equipped with everything we need to clear even the most stubborn clogs. Furthermore, we’re less expensive than you believe, and we’ll finish quickly.

Most of us have encountered blocked toilets at some point, and while it’s natural to believe a plunger will solve the problem, you may not have one on hand. As a result, you must use additional methods to unclog your toilet. Consider these suggestions if you’re not sure where to begin.

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