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How to Unclog a Toilet

Easy to Follow Steps

  1. Flush only once. If it's not flushing the first time, don't flush again. This will cause more water to be pumped into the toilet bowl. If you let the water in the bowl sit for a while, it will usually drain at least a little bit, although it may be very slow.
  2. Put on a pair of rubber gloves. Toilets are inherently unsanitary places to work, but a good pair of rubber cleaning gloves will protect you from the germs within.
  3. Protect the floor. What's worse than a clogged toilet? An overflowing toilet. Prevent or stop overflow quickly to avoid a disgusting mess and damage to your house. Place newspapers on the floor. Minor splashes and spills are bound to occur when you're unclogging the toilet. Several layers of newspaper around the toilet will help protect your floor.