Project Guide

How to Unclog Toilet Drains

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Plunge the Toilet
Plunge toilet - Unclog Toilet Drain
  • Place the plunger over the hole in the toilet.
  • Plunge up and down rapidly, keeping the plunger under the water level and lifting it only an inch or so on every upstroke. 
  • Keep doing this for a minute or two. If it doesn't clear, use a plumbing snake.
2
Use a Plumbing Snake
Use plumbing snake - Unclog Toilet Drain

To unclog toilets that couldn't be fixed using a toilet plunger, use a plumbing snake.

  • Feed the end of the cable into the toilet, taking care not to scratch the bowl. 
  • Crank the handle clockwise to snag the obstruction. 
  • Continue cranking while pulling the obstruction out.