How to Unblock a Toilet

How to Unblock a Toilet


Before unclogging the toilet, observe the situation

Method 1: Use a suction cup to unblock the toilet

Method 2: the special WC hose

Method 3: Unclog the toilet with a plumbing ferret


A step-by-step guide to unclogging toilets

When the toilet is clogged, it is not necessary to call in a professional. This post will help you unclog your toilet using one of the methods suggested below in this sheet. Besides, you will need to acquire specific tools depending on the seriousness of the situation.

Let’s start…

Before unclogging the toilet, observe the situation

How to Unblock a Toilet

Before unclogging the toilet, flush it and observe what happens.

If the water has difficulty draining out, the plug should be small, and you should be able to destroy it without any problem.

If the water is no longer draining, the plug should be located after the trap; you will then need to use a plumbing ferret. The plumbing ferret is a rather clever little device

that can work effectively in a few minutes on clogged toilets. It consists of a drill at the tip and a long flexible wire. It can eliminate obstructions in the toilet, without damaging and without

making a mark on the bowl.

Note: Wear gloves and a face mask to avoid coming into contact with the water and any chemicals you may have used to unclog the toilet. Indeed, this type of unblocking product can be very irritating and cause severe burns.

Method 1: Use a suction cup to unblock the toilet

How to Unblock a Toilet

The special toilet suction cups have a large handle and will allow you to avoid contact with the toilet water.

Completely cover the hole at the bottom of the toilet bowl with the head of the suction cup. No more air must pass through.

Push the suction cup firmly up and down to create a draft.

Repeat this movement until the plug is removed.

Note: the suction cup can be used to loosen small plugs. If the plug that clogs your toilet is too large, use another method.

Method 2: the special toilet hose

A special toilet hose is a tool that looks like a ferret.

The use of the toilet hose is based on the same principles as the ferret’s: the hose simultaneously moves and turns in the trap, thus removing the plug.

Insert the hose into the toilet bowl.

Then turn the handle or crank of the hose to loosen the plug.

Flush the toilet: if the water still does not drain normally, the plug is probably stuck after the siphon. In this case, use the ferret as explained below.

Method 3: Unclog the toilet with a ferret

A ferret is a tool consisting of a long flexible shaft and a corkscrew-shaped head.

To use the ferret effectively, proceed as follows:

First, observe the shape of the siphon. If the trap is flat, the ferret will not be able to slide into it.

Gradually insert the ferret head into the bowl and move forward while turning the handle or crank.

Push the plug back into the pipe with the ferret head.

Then flush the toilet so that the plug is carried to the main drain.

If there is no positive result?

All in all, this post would have tried to help you out if you are indeed a motivated DIY enthusiast. However, one thing all amateurs would have to agree on is that things may not always turn out positively.

If you do not get any results, the problem may be in the pipes. For example, if your system has a septic tank or an all-water tank, your tank may also be full. In this case, you may have to call a professional to have it emptied.

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How to Unblock a Toilet

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