How to fix the clogged toilet

Accidents and small hindrances occur at home that can be very unpleasant. Slow drains fall into this category and the least pleasant of these occurs when the protagonist is the toilet. In this article we will give you a series of tips to stop the problem initially. In case the discomfort lasted over time or was too extensive to resolve with our suggestions, we recommend you to rely on a plumber who in addition to knowing what to do immediately can explain how not to recapitulate the clogging.

Acqua e aceto

Se dopo avere tirato lo sciacquone, l’acqua non scende agevolmente, dovete armarvi di pazienza e aspettare che piano piano defluisca, quando ciò sarà accaduto versate nel water un litro di aceto di vino bianco e successivamente un secchio di acqua molto calda ma non bollente, per non rovinare la ceramica. Il peso dell’acqua combinata all’azione sgrassante dell’aceto e del caldo dovrebbe rimuovere il tappo all’interno delle tubature.

Baking soda

Passepartout of home life, bicarbonate is never missing in the homes of those who devote themselves to do-it-yourself remedies. Pour into the toilet a solution made of two tablespoons of bicarbonate and two glasses of vinegar and then a bucket of hot water. The chemical reaction should remove the dirt cap without any particular difficulty.

Suction cup

If you have one on hand, now is the time to unleash it. Place it over the service hole and wait for the water to completely cover it, then start to exert consistent pressure, doing it up and down several times. If the applied tension is sufficient you will hear a dull noise appearing from the inside of the pipes and you will see the water slowly flowing out. It may be necessary to repeat this operation several times.


A rudimentary method in case you find yourself in a desperate situation, such as clogged tubes and invited to dinner, close to arrival. If you don’t have suction cups with you, wear gloves and then use tea towels to stick to the walls and completely cover the hole. When the water is at the right level, exert pressure with energy until you have released the drains.

Sturdy spring

This tool is indicated if your cap is located in depth, dip it to the desired length and then operate it up and down until you feel the block melt, remember to pull the water often so as to release the drain more easily.

Vacuum cleaner

If you have one of these devices that can also be used for liquids, empty the toilet from the water and then wrap a cloth around the pipe, vacuuming more gently until the content that created the blockade comes out completely. Use a bag to collect it.

Chemicals products

The most aggressive for ceramics, but unfortunately also for the environment, is the choice to use one of the chemical products on the market. But if you cannot avoid using it, follow the instructions carefully. Usually it requires you to wait until the water has gone down and then a period of laying, which can range from 15 to 30 minutes. Then you will have to pull the water to verify its success and remove all residues.

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