February 21, 2017
Toilet clogs are a problem that all homeowners must eventually face. And while your favorite Edmonton plumbing companies will always be there to help, most of the time, this is a job that you can handle on your own. With a little practice and the right tools, even a home repair newbie can get unclog a toilet in minutes.
A plunger is your best friend
It pays to have a plunger at home for those toilet emergencies. If your toilet gets clogged, having a plunger can save you from all that foul smell. There are generally two plunger types in the market—with flange and without. Choose the one with a flange as these are specifically designed for toilets.
Use liquid dish soap
Liquid dish soap can lubricate whatever’s blocking your toilet and make them slippery enough to slide away. To use, pour a generous amount of liquid dish soap into the bowl and let it settle. After a few minutes, pour hot water in to push the lubricated clog away.
Hot water, baking soda, and vinegar
If the mixture of hot water, baking soda, and vinegar, it’s because those same ingredients are what you use to create a model volcano. Don’t worry, the pressure they create when mixed won’t be enough to destroy your plumbing—but they can however clear that clog. To use, boil a pot of water then let cool for five minutes. Pour one cup of baking soda into your bowl, then follow it with two vinegar cups. Next, pour the water in, and let the mixture work for a few hours.
If a plunger can’t unclog the drain, grab a drain snake. If you don’t know what a drain snake is, it’s a long wire coil with a cork-screw-like tip that you wind clockwise so the tip screws and attaches to the clog. Tugging at the snake can either break it up or pull it out, both of which, can help unclog the pipe.
If all else fails, or if you simply don’t want to get your hands dirty, you can always count on Edmonton drain cleaning pros like Capital Plumbing and Heating Ltd. They’ll take on the dirty work so you don’t have to.
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