I use to hate it whenever I had to unclog a toilet. Why? Probably because I didn't know what I was doing. Toilet plunging never went over smoothly for me.
Sometimes during the toilet plunging process the mucky yucky toilet water would overflow onto the bathroom floor. Causing me to go and get a mop and mop bucket so that I could begin the fun and exciting chore of mopping the bathroom floor.
Other times I would stand over the toilet plunging my heart and lungs out, until I would break out in sweat from all of the plunging to no avail.
Then there were the few times that the toilet would simply unclog after only one flush and forceful plunge.
Now it feels good to say that I no longer have a feeling of hate towards unclogging a toilet. Why? Probably because now I do know what I am doing.
I noticed that whenever my husband would have to unclog a toilet, he would always seem to do it with no problems. So one day I asked him to explain to me how to properly plunge a toilet. What he told me was all so simple...
If toilet bowl is empty:
Give one simple flush. As the water rises in toilet cover the hole with plunger. Then give one forceful push with plunger. Repeat the forceful push with plunger until toilet becomes unclogged.
The main goal is to push or force water into the hole with the plunger. Not to pull water out.
If toilet bowl is already full with water:
Do not flush the toilet. Place plunger over the hole and then give one forceful push with plunger. Repeat the forceful push until the water goes down toilet or toilet becomes unclogged.
The main goal is to push or force water into hole with plunger. Not to pull water out.
Unclogging a toilet...is all so simple!