Monday, November 04, 2013

How to Unclog an Unplungable Toilet

Our toilet has been temperamental lately. It's old. But working from home means you need a functioning toilet...and you don't always have a man around to fix it when it breaks.

One such day happened last week. The toilet was clogged. Before you get a yucky image, there was nothing in the bowl but a little toilet paper, so maybe that will help!

I'd like to think I know how to use a plunger. But after about 30 minutes of (off and on) plunging, nothing was happening. It was time for drastic measures.

Time to do a Google search.

There, I found some information I didn't really think would work. This:

Plus this:

Can make that clog go bye-bye. often without the use of a plunger. The water should be hot but not boiling. You pour the dishwashing liquid into the toilet, wait about ten minutes, then pour hot water down the drain.

But before I even poured the hot water, the dishwashing liquid was doing the trick. It was a miracle!