How Do You Unblock a Toilet?


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A simple way to unclog a toilet is to use a plunger, but in the event that there isn't a plunger available, it is possible to unclog a toilet with household items.

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In order to unclog a toilet, a person must first have baking soda and vinegar. The first step is to pour a regular sized box of baking soda into the toilet bowl. Then pour up to a gallon of vinegar into the bowl as well. It's important to pour in the vinegar slowly because of the foaming action that will occur when the vinegar comes into contact with the baking soda.

The next step is to allow the mixture to sit for a short period of time. The time it takes for the mixture to remove the clog depends on the size of the clog. After the mixture has had time to sit, flush the toilet and this should clear the clog and return the toilet to working order.

In order to prevent future problems with the clog, pour hot water into the bowl and flush it again. The hot water will help remove anything that could have been left behind after the vinegar and baking soda flush.

This method can be used to unclog shower and bath tub trains as well.

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