How do I unclog a toilet?

  10 answers
  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Jan 01, 2020

    Plunge until you are sure all is pushed through. I use green gobbler once a month to help keep pipes clean and septic tank operating well.

  • Tinyshoes Tinyshoes on Jan 01, 2020

    Donna....Plunging should work but monthly using a product like Kathy mentioned is great idea.

  • Robyn Garner Robyn Garner on Jan 01, 2020

    If plunging HARD hasn't worked, try pouring some Dawn dish soap into the bowl. Allow to sit for an hour or more and try plunging again. If all hope is lost, don some plastic gloves and scope out the bowl. Once most is out, pour baking soda into the bowl followed by white vinegar. It will fizz and "smoke" with a chemical reaction that eats biologic debris. Follow with HOT water and something should start moving.

  • Sharon Sharon on Jan 01, 2020

    I went out and purchased one of the toliet plungers that has the part that fits down into the toliet throat..... does a much better job. I too use Roebic products like Root Killer, and Drain Cleaner down my toliet 2x a year to keep it working in this old house. worth every penny

  • You could also try a toilet snake if a plunger doesn’t work. Be careful of adding chemicals and such as you could damage or crack the toilet.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Jan 02, 2020

    Hello Donna,

    Try bleach, If nothing else it will smell better.......Should burn through and pulp the paper at least....... Use a Plumbers Plunger available at DIY Stores..........

    • Em Em on Jan 02, 2020

      Bleach is a disinfectant and should not be used to unclog a toilet. When you add another product to unclog it when you realize it is NOT working it can make poisonous and very dangerous fumes. Try a plunger first. Learn how to use it. Most people just put it in the toilet and start pushing away. You want to get an air bubble under the bulb and try to force the obstruction down. If that is not working you need to create a suction with the same method PULLING the obstruction back into the toilet bowl by gently placing the plunger into the water, trapping water and place over the hole in the toilet, pulling upward to suction the clog upward.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Jan 03, 2020

    Hello again,

    If using bleach, don't pour the whole bottle into the toilet, just some of it plus some warm water and w/up liquid and Leave overnight to get working. Flush in the morning. It may well clear! If you don't have a Plumbers Plunger, It might be you ought to call out the plumber! Depends on what has blocked the toilet. If someone has put fat or some other thing that can solidify in pipework, you may have to!

  • 516maria 516maria on Jan 03, 2020

    Only use Scott’s original toilet paper so you don’t t get a clog on the first place. That’s the only toilet paper we use. The others are very soft but they blow up in the toilet and cause problems.

  • Agnes Chrzanowska Agnes Chrzanowska on Sep 29, 2021

    plunger ?