Toilet Maintenance

How to Deal With The Clogged Toilets in Your House

August 25, 2022

Life flows freely when our toilets are all flushing as needed and they are working as they are supposed to. We may not be able to gauge how to unclog the toilets since we have never felt the need to. It worked totally fine for years until one day it stopped working. Clogged toilets were always a problem since centuries but never really got talked about that often and hence not many know how to get around working on its solution.


How Can You Tell If You Have a Clogged Toilet?


  • Slow Drainage

The first and foremost sign you must look for is slow drainage. Water is supposed to go down quickly once you flush, but if it takes a while, there is probably something stuck in the pipes that is preventing normal flow. Seek proper toilet repair service if that is the case with your toilet and drain.


  • Foul odor from the toilet

When the toilet bowl water drains down slowly, it may leave behind an unpleasant smell. These foul smells indicate that a lot is stuck in your pipes. In that case, you will need some assistance, and who is better than Home Mechanics for your clogged toilet repairs.


  • The toilet won’t flush

If you are having a hard time flushing your toilet properly, it may mean that it’s clogged. Call a plumber and take immediate action to solve the problem.


Control the Overflow


Overflow is the major problem with clogged toilets. When water reaching the top of the bowl becomes a regular occurrence, you will need to act faster to prevent having a flooded bathroom.


There are two ways to approach damage control in this situation until you find help and call for clogged toilet repairs:


  • Remove the toilet’s cover and close the flapper. This will give the water room to flow freely. You don’t have to worry about the water in the tank at all; that water is as clean as the water in your shower. Turn the water supply off.
  • Head on to the next step of unclogging the toilet after you have stopped the toilet from overflowing. Keep some clouts handy in case water spills out while you are attempting to unclog the toilet.

Now how do you really unclog the toilet when you can’t find help with clogged toilet repairs? Let's find out:


1. Get your hands on a good plunger


A plunger is something every household owns for emergencies like these, a rescuer for clogged toilets! Even plungers come in different types, they have flat plungers for flat surfaces for areas around the shower or sink drains, and then they have plungers with a flange that is designed in a way that helps unclog toilets.


Even effective toilet plumbing requires a certain amount of skill. You want to put the plunger in the toilet bowl to push it down until you achieve a good seal. The first push works to get rid of the air. Avoid pushing too hard, as that can splash that water on you. Pump the plunger up and down with good force, but also make sure that you are maintaining the seal. At last, pull the plunger up to break the air seal and let the water rush down the drain. Repeat these steps if the clogged toilet has not loosened.


2. Let baking soda and vinegar do their magic


Here’s what you can do, when you don’t have the plunger handy, baking soda and vinegar make a great non-toxic household tonic for cleaning surfaces, making an excellent deodorizer, and keeping drains running smoothly. Hence, these two components can actually be great to fix a clogged toilet without the need for a plunger. Just follow these simple steps:


  • Add a cup of baking soda to the clogged toilet and wait for two minutes after adding it.
  • Pour two cups of vinegar into the toilet. Once inside, baking soda and vinegar start causing bubbles in the reaction so take proper precautions while doing so, so the toilet water does not splash over you.
  • Let the baking soda and vinegar settle and work for a few minutes.
  • Lastly, flush out the solution to see if the clog has cleared.

3. Dish soap and hot water to the rescue


Dish soap and hot water are things you are bound to have handy, so put them to use next time you find your toilet clogged. Follow these simple steps:


  • Heat about 128 ounces of water on the stove
  • Squirt some dish soap into the toilet in the meantime
  • Carefully spill the hot water into the toilet
  • Allow the hot water and dish soap to soften the clog
  • Flush the toilet, it should be unclogged and working fine by now

4. Drain cleaners


Chemical drain cleaners are not recommended as they can severely damage plumbing and can even create chemical burn hazards, so we would rather recommend you try an enzyme or bio cleaner. Opt for products that are safe for the environment.


  • Carefully pour down the sufficient amount of bio cleaner into the toilet
  • Let the bio cleaner do its job and clear the clog
  • Flush the toilet that should be unclogged by now

When all else fails, call a plumber.


When it comes to clogged toilet repairs, reach out to the best in the profession, Home Mechanics. Call our certified technicians to do the job right!

FAQ / Tips


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Whether you require simply deplete cleaning or a whole pipes registration.

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Whether you require simply deplete cleaning or a whole pipes registration.

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Whether you require simply deplete cleaning or a whole pipes registration.

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