Have you ever tried taking the plunge yourself of unclogging a toilet? If your answer is yes and you’ve concluded it’s too much of a pain to deal with the plunger, allow me to introduce you to this lifehack that uses baking soda and vinegar. The next time you find your toilet clogged and that plunger isn’t working, don’t freak out. Your life isn’t over yet – there are still ways you can clear the clog and restore normalcy in your bathroom. You’ll need baking soda, vinegar, and a plunger or toilet snake.

Unclog a Toilet

Toilet Plunger

If you have a plunger, use it first to see if it can unclog the drain. The plunger creates suction on the water in the toilet bowl, which forces it down through the pipes and out of your system.

While this works for minor clogs, it usually doesn’t work for major ones where there’s too much water in the trap that needs to be removed. In this case, you may need to use other methods.

Baking Soda and Vinegar

If you don’t have any chemicals in your house that are labeled “toilet cleaner,” try mixing baking soda with vinegar instead. The baking soda helps break up any solids in the water (such as hair), while the vinegar helps dissolve them to be flushed away more quickly.

This cleaning method is safe for septic systems, so if your toilet has trouble flushing, it’s worth trying before you call a plumber. The procedure is simple and will get rid of that clog quickly. 

  • Fill the toilet with a pot of boiling water.
  • Put two cups’ worth of baking soda into the container that holds the toilet paper.
  • Pour the vinegar into your toilet bowl slowly. Be careful not to splash!
  • Using a plunger, plunge up and down vigorously for about two minutes. If you don’t have a plunger, use a drill (a long tool like a plumber’s snake). Insert the training into the toilet drain and twist until you feel resistance. Once you think it, attack it with fury, twisting clockwise and counterclockwise as many times as necessary until the clog is broken up.
  • Flush the toilet. If it’s still clogged, repeat steps 1 through 4 until it works. Unclogging a toilet is possible without using harsh chemicals or calling a plumber, but sometimes those things are necessary.

Remember, the key to unclogging your toilet is knowing how much baking soda and vinegar to use. This means that you should always be prepared before you go to your bathroom with a lot of elbow grease and patience because if you use too much all at once, the reaction could backfire and worsen.

Contact a Professional Plumber!

If you still need help with unclogging your toilet, contact Sacramento Repipe & Plumbing today! Our plumbers are experts in all things plumbing and will have your toilet fixed in no time. We truly know what it takes to get the job done right, and we take pride in being able to do it quickly.

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