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3 options for unclogging your toilet


Sounds pretty basic, but a plunger really is the best option for how to unclog a toilet. Of course, this assumes you have the right kind of plunger.

Every household needs this basic, inexpensive tool. You want a plunger like the NEIKO toilet plunger with a flange on the bottom that is designed to fit a toilet — not a flat bottom, which is better for drains and showers.

Dish soap and hot water

If you don’t have a plunger, or using it didn’t clear the problem, move on to this option:

— Pour about half a cup of liquid dish soap such as Blue Dawn into the toilet to help coat the clog and get it moving.

Baking soda and vinegar

— Pour 1 cup of baking soda into the toilet. Wait a couple of minutes.

— Follow with 2 cups of white vinegar, pouring it in slowly. Allow the vinegar and baking soda to work for several minutes.”

Read more steps for each of these methods here.

In most cases a plunger should be your go-to tool for unclogging a toilet. There’s really no excuse not to have one. Affordable and with a small footprint, the force of suction is powerful enough to jostle tough clogs. However, severe blockages may need a more brute force approach such as using a snake.

DC Annis Sewer has handled many stubborn clogs for nearly 25 years. If you’re stuck and at your wit’s end trying to unclog your toilet call us at (612) 861-6425 to have one of our technicians resolve the issue.