Sometimes it just happens: you go to the toilet, flush and boom your toilet bowl is overflowing. The next question is: how can you unclog the toilet bowl? Well, the first thing that pops into your mind is to call the plumber, but it’s a bit expensive, and you start looking for that old plunger all over the place without any success. However, sometimes the plunger fails in unclogging the drain or toilet bowl so, you should consider other options.
For this problem are a bunch of solutions, but which is the most effective one in unclogging the toilet bowl quickly?
After dealing with a clogged toilet bowl, I can call myself a professional plumber!
Here’s how to unclog the toilet bowl like a real pro:
- Dawn dish soap
- Hot water
Steps To Follow:
1. Get yourself a bottle of dishwashing liquid. We know a great one that’s safe for septic tanks.
2. Pour a generous amount (generally half a cup should do it). The idea here is that the soap is denser than the water and will drop to the bottom of the bowl.
3. Leave it there. Go away and do something else for at least 30 minutes. The dish soap should have penetrated the clog and lubricate the trap way.
4. Put the kettle on! After 30 minutes, pour a bit of boiling hot water down the loo. Be careful not to overfill the bowl.
5. Cross your fingers and flush. It should work the first time, but if you have a Titanic type dealio down there, you may have to repeat steps 1 through 3 again.
6. If it’s still no good, you may have to resort to a plunger, but it will be a lot less trouble after the soap trick. If you don’t have a plunger, this is the time to find a stick or get a wire hanger out of recycling to push the poo through the loo.