Category Archives for "Toilet"

How to Unblock a Slow Flushing Toilet with Vinegar

Let’s be honest, this chore is not something that thrills you, but still, it has to be done. Once you start looking for solutions, you will find numerous answers. A sigh of relief here! Most of them do the job, and sometimes quick and simple fixes just do work.

What to do when the toilet won’t flush as fast as it should? Is there anything you can do quickly to solve it? What about home remedies that could help? Do you need to call a plumber immediately or there’s something that you can do to solve the issue? Let’s find out!

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How to Unblock a Slow Draining Toilet?

A clogged toilet can be one heck of an issue, for more reasons than one. Whether you’re answering the call of nature at your friend’s house and suddenly facing the clogged toilet issue, or if your toilet is the afflicted one, one must rise to the task and resolve this crisis.

Luckily for us all, there is a number of potential ways to solve this issue. This text will deal with some of them. Some may be familiar to you, while others may be new, but by the time you read this text, you’ll acquire several very neat tricks which will enable you to deal with even the most troublesome clogging problems.

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Clogged Toilet Solutions: 7 Simple Ways that Work!

The toilet is the nastiest room in the house, that’s a fact. For that reason, cleaning it up is not quite on the list of the most interesting things you have to do. Still, it has to be done.

We decided to compile some interesting and quick clogged toilet solutions to help you deal with this situation. These are mostly the items and ingredients you already have, which indeed makes these tips easily applicable.

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How to Snake a Toilet without a Snake

A clogged toilet can be a difficult problem for anyone, especially when they are expecting guests, and they need to act fast. This actually happened to me for the last Thanksgiving and luckily I knew just the right thing to do. The automatic snake I have is actually made for the pipes only up to 2 inches and it is suggested not to use it on the pipes wider than that.

Since I spent some money on this household item, I am willing to keep it in order so the guarantee can be applied in case it broke by any chance. Thus, when my toilet clogged I had to apply some other methods on my toilet pipe that is 4 inches wide. Not to mention that any plumber would charge me more for the holidays.

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How to Use a Manual Drain Auger

Having a blocked drain pipe can be very annoying. All the dirty water just won’t go away and all the cleaning you have to do after your plumber made a mess repairing it. All of this can be very stressing, not to mention it can also be time and money consuming.

Therefore, people tend to do their own cleaning of the clogged pipes. There are several methods you can use to do it by yourself, from homemade string hooks to using a soda.

But when neither of those methods actually give any positive effects, the next best way you can use to clear out your drain pipe is to use a drain auger, otherwise called drain or plumber snake.

In further text, we will explain what drain auger is, what types of augers are available out there and how and when to use them.

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Toilet Auger vs Snake: What’s the Difference and Which Tool to Use?

Having at least one drain cleaning tool is essential to every household. You never know when a toilet or a sink is going to act up, and where will you be when it finally does and you don’t have anything to fix it?

In this article, let’s discuss the two most useful draining tools today: toilet augers and snakes, and why you need at least one of them in your house.

When I was in college, sharing a room with three other young people who have no concept of housekeeping, you could only find an old plunger in our tool closet. Fortunately, we only had to use it a few times during our four-year stay at the university.

Fast forward a few years, I got married and bought a house for a three-member family. Obviously, I had to have more than a plunger in my tool arsenal – especially with a kid who loved to flush his toys down the toilet.

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Toilet Fills Up Then Drains Slowly: Causes & Solutions

Considering the number of times we flush the toilet each day, and the kind of material that gets flushed down the drains, you can expect your toilet to experience some kind of problem at some point.

When I was a bachelor living on my own in a new-ish apartment complex, I had a few plumbing problems that were either caused by the previous tenants or my own carelessness (hint: flushing things that shouldn’t be disposed of in the toilet).

At some point in time, one of these problems was my toilet filling up then draining slowly. Of course, the first instinct was to go at it with a plunger. But being a young bachelor with little to no house repair experience, plunging the toilet didn’t always work.

Luckily, I’ve gone a long way from being a clueless bachelor poorly dealing with his own plumbing problems. In this article, I’m going to share with you the tips and tricks on how to fix a toilet that is not flushing properly, particularly a toilet that fills up then drains slowly.

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Toilet Flushes Slowly and Incompletely: Causes and Solutions

It takes just two things to keep a toilet flushing properly: enough water in the toilet tank, and a clear drainpipe with no blockages at all.

If you happen to lack any or both of these requirements, then your toilet is bound to act up. For example, it can flush slowly and incompletely, causing great inconvenience to you and whoever uses the toilet.

This problem is the most common one I encounter in other people’s houses and in my own. Toilets that are flushing slowly and incompletely are not only annoying, but they can also cause overflow or cause further damage to the toilet. It certainly did cost me a few hundred dollars in plumbing bills when I wasn’t aware of DIY fixes yet.

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Toilet Flushes Slow but Not Clogged: How to Remedy It

A toilet that flushes slow but is not clogged can be quite frustrating. Weak or slow water movement can fail to create an effective flush.

In a normally functioning toilet, the rapid water movement creates a suction inside the pipe, which serves as the actual flush that pulls down all waste material down the drain. If your toilet is not flushing completely, then waste material may be backed up in the bowl or you may be using more water than usual.

Are you having the same annoying problem with your toilet? In this article, we will talk about the possible home remedies if a toilet flushes slow but is not clogged.

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How to Unclog a Toilet with an Electric Snake

Nothing is more frustrating than a clogged toilet, especially if it clogs up at just the worst of times.

At some point in your life, you will have experienced a clogged toilet. If you haven’t yet, that’s great!

But as an adult who should be responsible enough to unclog their own toilet, here’s a quick article on how to unclog a toilet with an electric snake.

Say goodbye to plungers, because we have a better unclogger — quite literally — in our hands.

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