How to unclog a urinal
Urinals are commonly found in two places: men's rest rooms and unisex rest rooms. If you are in charge of keeping a company rest room clean and in good working order, then at some point you might be faced with a clogged urinal. When this happens, stay calm.
Unclogging a urinal is no different than removing a clog from any other type of drain, and can be easier to unclog than a toilet.
Remove the drain covering from the inside of the urinal by taking out the screws with a screwdriver.
- Urinals are commonly found in two places: men's rest rooms and unisex rest rooms.
- Remove the drain covering from the inside of the urinal by taking out the screws with a screwdriver.
Add a few inches of water to the inside of the clogged urinal.
Place a plunger over the drain inside the urinal and give it several strong thrusts. This can remove clogs that are close to the drain's surface.
Insert a drain auger cable if the plunger doesn't work. Crank the auger to insert the cable slowly.
Stop cranking when you feel the cable hit the clog. Crank a little more so the cable can attach to the clog.
Pull out the drain auger cable by cranking the opposite way. The clog will come out, too.
Mike Johnson has been working as a writer since 2005, specializing in fitness, health, sports, recreational activities and relationship advice. He has also had short stories published in literary journals such as "First Class Magazine." Johnson holds a Bachelor of Science in education and history from Youngstown State University.