POLL How to unclog a toilet when the plunger doesn't work?
everytime I flush, the water rises higher and higher, I had to dump out the toilet water with 1-2 full buckets..i used the plunger many times and it's NOT working, I tried adding dishsoap into the toilet and flushed but the water just pushes back up. How can I unclog it myself when the plunger's not working?
please I want serious answers! would using your hands really work, I don't want to resort to that....
it was not flushing right because of toilet paper... PLEASE SOMEONE HELP
- ?Lv 76 years agoFavorite Answer
go buy a sewer snake and run it down the toilet and it will push the blockage out then it will be working again
- Robert JLv 76 years ago
If a plunger does not work, it could be a drain blockage quite a way from that toilet.
You may have to lift the drain covers and check if water is backing up outside the building - it could be tree roots growing in to an underground pipe & blocking it.
A drain 'snake' may work, but it depends how far away and what type of blockage it is. Roots will re-grow unless you use a root killing cleaner a every few months.
- 6 years ago
If you can put some gloves on...maybe dig out the toilet paper? Otherwise, maybe put some more dish soap and let it set for a while and try again. Does it go down at all with time, or is it completely clogged?
- Anonymous6 years ago
You shouldn't have clogged up the dang toilet in the first place!
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- 6 years ago
Stick your arm around the U bend something's probably stuck there....