There is nothing more terrifying than flushing, and seeing the water from the toilet rises. Yes, toilets are part of the drainage system that is often blocked. Clogging happens because of a variety of reasons. It can be that one of your pipes is broken or sanitary items like napkins were flushed down, and now they clog your toilet.

As per professional’s advice, don’t let a week pass by without repairing a clogged toilet. These are the usual signs of a blocked toilet:

  • Overflowing water every time you attempt to flush;
  • Unpleasant smell;
  • Gurgling sounds

If the situation can still be handled by simple household means, then these are some of the home remedies that you can do.

Flushing with boiling water

This is one of the easiest ways of unclogging your toilet. However, this technique should only be used in minor clogging; it won’t do so much for massive clogs.

Flushing with boiling water works best in drainage systems where the pipes are made out of metal. Avoid using this method if your pipes are made from plastics like PVC. Hot water might soften, scorch, or melt the pipes. In case you’re not sure what your pipe is made of, use hot tap water.

Pour the hot water slowly. Leave it, and don’t flush it immediately.

Flushing with boiling water
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Drain Cleaner

There are commercial drain cleaners that you can use. However, not all commercial drain cleaners work. Choose the ones that you’ve tried and tested. Most drain cleaning agencies don’t recommend drain cleaners due to health hazards and harm that they cause in nature. The usage of a drain cleaner should be your last resort.

If the situation is only a minor clogging, you don’t need to use heavy-duty drain cleaners. You can use products that are readily available in your pantry. For example, the mixture of baking soda, vinegar, and boiling water can be a de-clogging agent. Pour a cup of baking soda in the mouth of the toilet. Then, pour a kettle of boiling water. Wait for a few minutes. Next, pour another cup of baking soda. Finally, pour a cup of vinegar.


A toilet plunger uses suction and compression in de-clogging. The pushing and pulling motion you make on a plunger loosens the clog in the drain. Make sure to give a good up and down strokes with your plunger, then flush. You’ve successfully unclogged the toilet once the water clears. If the water doesn’t clear up, close the flapper and repeat the up and down strokes using the plunger again.

A toilet plunger has two types, but both plungers have long handles and big rubber bottoms. One type of toilet plunger is the ball plunger. A “ball plunger” has an additional rubber (flange) while the “bellows plunger” has a cup in accordion style and a flange.

Toilet Plunger

When do you Need to Call Drain Expert

When all else fails, chances are, there are bigger underlying problems you don’t know. Hence, it’s best to call experts on the field to do the job professionally for you. At Mr Drains, we have years of experience to boot and a range of equipment that enables us to handle Residential & Commercial Drainage, unblock toilet drain, unlock kitchen sink, blocked bathroom and sewer drains problems as efficiently as possible.