When it comes to a clogged toilet, there are several options to consider before calling Colt Home Services for help. One of the easiest and most effective methods is using baking soda and vinegar. This process is an effective and safe solution to unclog a toilet. Just make sure to follow the directions below.
How to unclog a toilet with baking soda and vinegar:
Step 1: Check the water level
If the water level in the bowl is near the top it is a good idea to remove some of the water or water until it lowers. Adding baking soda and vinegar will cause foaming that may overflow your toilet.
Step 2: Add baking soda
Start by adding a half cup of baking soda to the toilet bowl. Be sure to pour it evenly around the sides of the bowl.
Step 3: Add vinegar
Next, pour a half cup of vinegar into the toilet bowl. You will notice a fizzing reaction as the vinegar and baking soda react with each other. If more or less than a half cup of baking soda was used, be sure to use equal parts vinegar in this step.
Step 4: Wait
Let the mixture sit in the toilet bowl for about 30 minutes. This will give the baking soda and vinegar enough time to break down the clog.
Step 5: Flush
After 30 minutes, flush the toilet to see if the clog has been cleared. If the toilet is still clogged, repeat the process.
Using baking soda and vinegar to unclog a toilet is a safe and effective option. This method is not only eco-friendly but also easy to do yourself without the need for expensive tools. We are always committed to helping you solve your household problems in the most efficient way possible. If this doesn’t work or you don’t want to try, give us a call.
Now let’s answer a few common questions about using baking soda and vinegar to unclog a toilet:
How long should it take for vinegar and baking soda to unclog a toilet?
It should take about 30 minutes for the mixture to work its magic. However, depending on the severity of the clog, you may need to repeat the process.
Is it safe to use baking soda and vinegar to unclog a toilet?
Yes, it is safe to use baking soda and vinegar to unclog a toilet. This combination is not harmful to your toilet and is also an eco-friendly option. Just make sure to use equal parts baking soda and vinegar and don’t leave the formula in the bowl for more than 30 minutes.
Can you leave baking soda and vinegar in the toilet overnight?
It is not recommended to leave baking soda and vinegar in the toilet overnight. This can cause damage to the toilet bowl, and the mixture may lose its effectiveness over time.
How do you unclog a toilet with baking soda and vinegar without harsh chemicals or a plunger?
Using baking soda and vinegar is a great alternative to using a plunger or harsh chemicals. Simply follow the steps above, and if the clog is still present, you may need to repeat the process. If this does not work, you can try using a toilet auger or call Colt Home Services and we would be happy to send a Master Plumber to help.