Clogged Toilet Solvent

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Clogged Toilet Solvent
Use a commercial or homemade solvent to dissolve clogs in your toilet. (Jupiterimages/ Images)

Toilets can clog when toilet paper, hair or other debris accumulates in the drain after being flushed down the toilet. You can restore your toilet by dislodging the clog yourself, often through the use of a toilet solvent. Make your own toilet solvent with easy-to-find products at home, or purchase a commercial drain cleaner solvent.

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Drain Cleaner

Purchase a drain cleaner solution at your local hardware centre. Check the product label to ensure the drain cleaner is designed to clear toilet drainage problems. Pour the solution into the toilet, referring to the product label for proper amount and application instructions. Let the drain cleaner saturate the clog for 30 minutes, then flush the toilet. The clog should dislodge and flush down the drain.

Dishwashing Detergent

Heat up water in a pot. Pour ½ cup of hot water into a measuring container. Add ½ cup of dishwashing detergent to the same container. Pour the solvent down the toilet drain. Allow the solvent 30 minutes to break up the clogged debris. Flush the toilet to allow the debris to pass through the drain.

Vinegar and Baking Soda

Pour ½ cup of baking soda down the toilet drain. Immediately pour ½ cup of vinegar down the toilet drain. Wait 15 minutes for the solvent to start dissolving the clog, then pour in 1/2 cup of hot water. Flush the toilet to dislodge the debris.

Natural Bacteria and Enzyme Cleaner

Use a product comprised of natural bacteria and enzymes designed to eat away waste and other debris to clear the clog. Add 2 tsp of the cleaner to 2 pints of warm water in a measuring container. Pour the solvent down the toilet drain. Refrain from using the toilet for six to eight hours after the application process. Repeat the application process for five days. Flush the toilet to ensure the blockage has been dissolved. Repeat the process if the toilet refuses to flush properly.

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