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How to Unclog a Toilet with/without a Plunger

Do you have a clogged toilet? That should not be a problem. With some good practice, even the most naive of all homeowners can get a clogged toilet running smoothly again in a matter of minutes, without covering the bathroom and making the situation more complicated. In this paper, we will let you know how to unclog a toilet and prevent a morning home disaster by clearing your clogged toilet fast.

How to Unclog a Toilet with a Plunger

Step 1: Make sure the toilet does not overflow

If after one flush, your toilet does not flush well, do not continue flushing. This will only cause more water to enter the toilet bowl. Instead, take the lid of your toilet off the tank and keep the toilet flapper closed. Closing the toilet flapper will prevent more water from getting into the bowl.

The flapper appears to resemble a drain stopper that is attached to a chain.

The water in the tank is not dirty water, so sticking your hand inside the tank to get the flapper closed may not be such a disgusting idea after all.

Step 2: Insert the plunger into the bowl

Ensure the hole is completely covered by the plunger. The plunger ought to be submerged in the water for it to be effective. Make sure you push and pull with water instead of with air. If necessary, add some water from the sink to the bowl.

Get the plunger plugged over the hole. Begin very slowly at first, since the initial plunge will force air into the bowl. Press down, then sharply pull up until the water starts draining. It will normally take between 15-20 times before your toilet gets unclogged. Exercise patience, so long as you know there is no hard object, you can get the job done with plunging alone. This might not yield immediate results but would mostly work after some repeated flushing, with every effort constituting of several dozens of plunging.

Step 3: Flush the toilet to check the drainage.

If the bowl eventually gets drained by the plunging, but there is still no free flow down the drain due to clogging, leave the plunger there in the bowl and get the bowl filled with water all over again. Fill it to the level where it stays after a normal flush, before plunging again. Difficult clogs might need you to repeat this severally.

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