So you got yourself in a situation where the water in your toilet just won’t go down. It might be a headache to watch those things float in the water. But do not worry; here are some DIYs for a clogged toilet.
DIY Method #1. The Plunger
Most clogged toilets in West Palm Beach just need one special tool – the plunger. A good plunger would have an extension flange on the rubber bell-shaped end. It is created to fit toilets better so you can convey more potency to the plunge.
A poor flush means that your toilet drain is completely plugged and does not drain. A slow drain means that flushed water somewhat fills the bowl but does not clean the waste away. The water level remains high, but normally drains after a couple of minutes.
DIY Method #2. Drain Snake
A drain snake is a long wire coil with a corkscrew-like tip that you lodge into the pipe until it comes into contact with the clog. You then turn the snake clockwise so the head of the wire screws through the clog and disjoints it. Or the rubble winds onto the wire so you can dislodge the clog.
DIY Method #3. Vacuum
You can use a wet and dry vacuum to dislodge anything that is causing the clog. You can also use the vacuum to empty water out of the bowl. Put a piece of cloth or an old towel down to seal around the drain.
Turning on the vacuum and trying to suction the clog can be effective for anything hard that was dropped in the toilet bowl.
DIY Method #4. Dishwashing Liquid and Hot Water
You can squirt a small amount of dishwashing liquid in the bowl, and then pour a pot of hot water in the bowl. Let the mixture sit for a couple of minutes before attempting to flush.
The dishwashing liquid will ease out the waste clogging the drain and hot water will soften the clogged matter. This will make it easy for you to flush the toilet once everything settles in.
DIY Method #5. Baking Soda and Vinegar
Baking soda and vinegar can be effective in dislodging anything that clogs a toilet. A cup of baking soda, a cup of white vinegar, and a kettle of hot water poured into the bowl will work instantly to flush the toilet clean.
While it may seem cost efficient to do the unclogging yourself, you will not get the 100% assurance that your toilet is totally fixed. In matters like this, it is best to get the services of a professional West Palm Beach plumber. This way, you are assured that the clog is thoroughly removed and you won’t encounter the same problem again in the future.