How to Unclog a Toilet

Is your toilet backed up? Dealing with a clogged toilet can be inconvenient, but with the right approach and tools, you can get your toilet running smoothly again in no time.

Encountering a blockage can disrupt your daily routine and cause unnecessary stress. Fortunately, there is no need to panic! With a few steps and the correct use of a plunger, you can tackle this common household issue efficiently.

This guide will equip you with the knowledge and techniques needed to clear your toilets blockage like a pro. Let's plunge into the process of how to unclog your toilet, ensuring a quick fix!

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What to Do When a Toilet is Clogged

If your toilet is clogged due to waste or too much toilet paper, a plunger is your best option. Luckily, Korky has the best plunger on the market, the BEEHIVE Max®.

Sometimes a plunger is not always the right tool for the job though. Things like cell phones, your child's toys, or hand towels could accidentally fall in. For these cases, be sure to wear some gloves and remove the objects by hand if possible.

If you smell sewer gas, open a window, and then call your local plumber. Issues with your pipes or sewer could be potentially dangerous, so it is always better to have professional guidance.

How to Plunge a Toilet

You would think knowing how to plunge a toilet is simple, but there is a technique that helps not only improve effectiveness but also efficiency. 

  1. Carefully insert the plunger into the bowl at a 45-degree angle. This allows water to fill the plunger cup, helping to avoid splashing and overflowing, especially in nearly full toilets. 

insert the plunger into the bowl

  1. Tilt the plunger upright to allow the plunger to seal the outlet hole.

tilt the plunger upright

  1. Begin push-pull movements to unclog the trap way. Remember, the power is in the pull movement. Continue pulsing without breaking the seal of the plunger to the toilet bowl hole.

begin push pull movements

  1. If the toilet does not unclog, repeat steps 1 through 3.

unclogged toilet

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