How to unclog a full toilet? The natural solutions to be able to solve the problem of clogged pipes by yourself, without the help of the plumber or industrial products. Everyone will have happened at least once to find themselves with a blocked toilet. Generally, after having tried various industrial products (containing chemical agents), one turns to a plumber (whose parcel is almost always quite salty).
In this article, we propose various solutions that will allow you to unclog the toilet with homemade alternatives, remedies that in addition to saving you will help you to respect the environment and protect your health! Yes, because the chemical gushes are very aggressive and if in contact with the skin, they can be very dangerous, causing real burns!
When a toilet seems to be clogged, before alarming and intervening, you will do well to wait, avoiding flushing for at least 8-10 hours. The toilet pipes often become “clogged” due to the excessive toilet paper that piles up creating real obstructions. If you do not pull the chain for a while, the paper should soften to facilitate the release of the drain.
First of all, if the toilet is clogged, you will have to try to eliminate the excess water, the one that stagnates in the cup due to the obstruction. To empty the toilet, you can use a pump, but a plastic container will also be fine, use what you have without making too much trouble. If you really don’t know how to make an idea, it is to carve an empty detergent bottle or plastic bottles to use as collectors.
Once the cup is empty, pour boiling water (1-2 buckets) into it. Help yourself with the toilet brush to move the filling and then pull the drain. The moment you hear a sucking of water, well you have cleared the drain!
To make the hot water method even more effective, we recommend that you add a glass of coarse salt and a glass of baking soda to the cup before pouring the hot water. This creates a natural abrasive effect that helps water flow more smoothly, unblocking the pipes.
The combination of white vinegar and baking soda creates an effervescent chemical reaction that is very useful in unblocking plumbing jams. To take advantage of the properties of these two ingredients, after having carefully eliminated the tinned water from the cup, all you have to do is pour a glass of baking soda and 2 generous cups of vinegar into the toilet. Immediately after, add a pot of hot water that will make the solution flow even deeper into the pipes. If the drain is still clogged, help yourself with the toilet brush and repeat the whole process.
Coca-cola, like most fizzy drinks, has a fairly aggressive corrosive effect (think about what it can do in your stomach!) Which, however, can be effective in eliminating limescale encrustations and any slightly clogged toilet. To use coke to release the drain you will need:
– 250 grams of coarse salt.
– 250 grams of baking soda.
– 2 cups of coke.
In an empty plastic bottle, first, pour the dry ingredients (salt and baking soda) and then add the Coca-Cola, taking care to mix everything well. When you are sure that the powders have properly blended with the liquid part of the compound, pour the solution into the toilet and leave to act for a few hours.
If you really can’t remove the traffic jam, you can use mechanical methods such as the plunger.
Before using this tool, as ancient as it is useful, we advise you to pour hot water on it to make the rubber more ductile. In this way, the plunger adapts to the surface of the cup and this will allow you to apply pressure to eliminate the problem.
If you do not have this tool, you can also use a clothes hanger covered with a cloth or your hands (obviously protected by special silicone gloves) to unclog everything. You can also use mechanical methods as an aid to the solutions listed above, so the unclogging of the toilet should be ensured!