Unclog A Toilet With Hot Water & Soap


A clogged toilet can cause problems that will require you to spend hours cleaning up unnecessary mess. A clogged toilet can overflow dirty toilet water onto the floor and will leave you without a working toilet to use when you need to go to the bathroom. Unclogging a toilet is easy and can be done by using simple household products that almost everyone has lying around the house. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to unclog a toilet.

For this job you will need to use the following tools:

  • A bucket
  • Hot water
  • Dish soap
  • Plunger
  • A Pair of gloves
  • Safety glasses

1 - Start by putting on the safety glasses and the rubber gloves and wear them at all times throughout this job. The rubber gloves will protect you from coming into contact with dirty toilet water on your skin, and offer a layer of protection when handling the hot water. The glasses will also prevent splashes from coming up and potentially getting into your eye when you pour the water into the toilet.

2 - Next, filling the bucket with hot water and then add dish soap into the mix. Make sure that the soap dissolves into the water and creates a bubbly soapy mixture.

3 - Pour the hot water into the toilet, while being careful not to spill any. Make sure the water is not boiling hot before you pour it into the toilet or it could potentially damage the porcelain. Let the hot water and soap mixture sit inside the toilet for approximately five minutes. During this time the hot water will work to break down and loosen any obstruction inside the toilet that is causing the blockage.

4 - After the five minutes has expired, take the plunger and set it inside the toilet on the hole in the base of the bowl. Press down on the plunger to force the water through the pipes and then slowly release the plunger back into the upright position. Repeat the process multiple times until you see the water in the bowl go down.

5 - With the water down inside the bowl, attempt to flush the toilet to test it to see if the obstruction has been cleared. If the toilet clears and flushes properly then the obstruction has been cleared.

If the toilet does not flush properly then you can repeat the steps outlined above again, or you can call in the help of a professional plumber to come and diagnose the problem. For more information, go to http://terryrossplumbing.com/.


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