Clogged toilets are a fact of life. As unfortunate as this is, it’s the truth. Because clogged toilets can happen to any of us in any of our homes, we thought would set the record straight in one of this month’s blog posts. Here are our Baylor-approved top tips for unclogging your toilet.
Do It Yourself
The most commonly used do-it-yourself tool we see homeowners utilize is that of a homemade “plumbing snake.” This tool is usually constructed of an untwisted wire coat hanger with a sock or soft cloth tied around the end that will go inside the bowl. The soft tip is needed, so as to not scratch the porcelain of the the toilet. The plumbing snake can push debris further through the pipe where it has become lodged. This is a quick fix that usually does the trick.
Next, we suggest a sort of home remedy for unclogging. First, you can mix vinegar and baking soda and pour it down your toilet bowl. Give this a few minutes to seep into the pipe and then follow up the mixture with a pitcher of warm water. Make sure the water isn’t too hot, because you don’t want cracked porcelain. Left overnight, this can actually unclog your toilet with little work.
Finally, you could invest in the always-reliable chemical drain cleaner. This chemical product that you get at most hardware stores can work like a charm. Although some homeowners are averse to using chemicals, it does work…
If it didn’t work, and you’re still dealing with a clogged toilet, it’s time to call the professionals. Contact Baylor Heating, Air Conditioning, and Plumbing to have your plumbing assessed and fixed today! 812.425.8435