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Dealing with a blocked toilet is something that every homeowner may go through. A clogged toilet can interrupt your daily life and cause a very unsanitary environment for your household.

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Toilets need to be fully functioning and free from instructions. To be able to work effectively and carry waste to your sewer pipes and drainage system.

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The only thing that should be flushed down the bowl is toilet paper, water and human waste. Any other items can block up the pipe and interfere with the natural flow of water. Some indications of a blocked-up toilet drain are,

  • Slow draining water after flushing
  • Toilet bowl full or overflowing
  • Gurgling sound
  • Strong smell coming from the bowl

If you notice these signs, you may have an issue with your toilet drainage and pipes system. There are a few ways to unclog your toilet.

Depending on the severity and size of the obstruction, a simple plunge will be enough to loosen the material and send it on its way. If that fails, you can try using salt, baking soda or a combination of both.

What can you pour down a toilet to unclog it?

Because any liquid that is poured down your sink and drains eventually ends up in our oceans, it is always best to use natural ingredients that you can find in your home.

Most solutions you can locate in your every day pantry. Items such as vinegar, salt and baking soda are very effective and are the safest option for clearing a blocked drain.

Using harsh chemicals can create more harm to the environment so it is best to avoid anything that can hurt our most precious recourse.

And the benefit of using an all natural solution is that you most likely have these ingredients in your home. There is no need to spend money searching for a drain cleaner. Saving the environment and your wallet in the long run!

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How do you unclog a toilet with salt?

You can clear your blocked toilet without a plunger by grabbing these key ingredients and following this simple method.

  1. Mix half a cup of baking soda and half a cup of salt into a container that's easy to pour.
  2. Pour the salt solution directly into your toilet bowl.
  3. Boil some water and reserve 6 cups.
  4. Add the 6 cups of boiling water into the toilet bowl carefully as to not burn yourself. Stir the boiling water and baking soda and salt solution.
  5. Let the hot water and salt solution to sit overnight or at least 8 hours.
  6. Pour more hot water down the toilet drain and flush.

You can repeat these steps a few more times to ensure the clog has been moved. Another effective method is using rock salt for your clogged toilet to maintain clear drains and pipes.

Simply take a cup of rock salt and add 9 litres of hot water into a bucket. Dissolve the salt completely and slowly pour into the toilet. Let it work its magic overnight and flush in the morning.

The rock salt down you're toilet drain will break down any material such as grease and debris.

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Will a toilet eventually unclog itself?

If these all-natural solutions do not work, your drainage issue could be more complex. You could have a tree root growing into your pipeline or your pipes could have collapsed or be cracked.

This may need more than a plunger or salt and boiling water mixture. You need the expert advice of a professional drain cleaner. Someone who knows the best solution to save your toilet from a clog.

You can always call your trusted plumbing team to assist you with a clog in your drain or overflowing sewer drain. At Fixed Today, we have the equipment to clear any sized blockage.

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