Sunday, June 24, 2012

How To Fix Clogged Bathroom Toilet… Without The Plunger

Okay so I am not going to write anything about parenting tips today because somebody clogged the toilet and I am somehow a bit flustered by it. You would too if it happens to you. To make matters worse, we don’t have a big plumber’s plunger that is big enough to fit into our big toilet bowl. Should you find yourself in this sticky and inconvenient situation, here are  helpful tips to  fix your toilet bowl.

Use hot water and dishwashing soap

With the absence of a plunger,  get the biggest pot that you have and start boiling a lot of water. While the water is boiling, empty out a sachet of  dishwashing liquid soap into the toilet bowl and let it settle for a few minutes or until the water is already hot. Pour the hot water on to the bowl. This should unclog your toilet bowl from scum.

Use baking powder and vinegar solution

Vinegar mixed with baking soda has the ability to dissolve any types of scum and so you can use this mixture to unclog your problematic toilet  bowl. You need to pour half of the contents of a 250 grams of baking powder inside the clogged toilet  bowl followed by 500mL vinegar. Don’t worry about the solution foaming up. The acid is supposed to dissolve scum overnight so it is best if you do this procedure before going to bed. During the morning, pour warm water on the bowl and your toilet will flush out easily.

Dealing with a clogged toilet can be very inconvenient especially if you need to go. If these methods will not work, then you should call a plumber to fix the problem. Unfortunately, hiring a plumber costs a lot of money so instead of relying on these solutions, the best thing to do is to prevent these things from ever happening in the first place. Now I have to tell that to the one who flushed too much Kleenex All-Purpose Wipes on the bowl.  

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