Plunge It! Plunge It Good!
A plunger is your best friend when you’ve got a blocked toilet (or a clogged kitchen sink, too!).
In fact, a plunger may be the single most valuable plumbing tool for most homeowners.
If you’ve got a blocked toilet that doesn’t want to drain, grab your trusty plunger, insert it into the toilet at an angle (to allow water inside the plunger), line up the plunger into the toilet hole, and start plunging.
It can take many plunges before your toilet unclogs.
Just beware that plunging can lead to a broken toilet seal, which will need to be reset and resealed.
Hot Water + Dish Soap
Many of you would be surprised at how effective hot water and dish soap can be at helping a toilet clog.
Pour half a cup of dish soap down the drain, and heat up some water. Don’t boil the water, but heat it up hotter than hot water from the tap.
After the kettle has heated, dump it into the toilet and start heating more water.
It might take more than five kettles of water, but you’d be blown away by how effective this can be.
When you feel good about your hot water and dish soap, try flushing.
Please note that if your toilet is not draining at all and you’ve filled your toilet to the brim, do not try flushing.
Always be ready for an overflowing toilet.
Stick Your Hand In The Toilet and Remove The Clog
If none of the other tricks are working, roll up your sleeves and see what you can pull out of the toilet!
Simply stick your hand into the toilet water and…
I’m just joking. Please don’t try this.
If you need an Oakville plumber now, we’ll send one!