DIY Drain Snake with a Wire Hanger: For more severe clogs, unravel a wire clothes hanger to create a makeshift drain snake. Insert it into the clogged area to loosen the buildup.
Bleach, Vinegar, or Club Soda: Bleach can quickly break down waste. Pour 2-3 cups into the toilet, wait 10-15 minutes, and flush. White vinegar can also be used: heat 1/2 liter of vinegar with 1 liter of water, pour into the bowl, and let it sit for 20 minutes before flushing. A can of cola, due to its acids, can facilitate cleaning.
Absorbent Paper: Recommended by plumbers, wrap the toilet seat in aluminum foil or plastic wrap, ensuring no air is trapped underneath. Flush to create a vacuum effect that helps move the blockage.
Using these simple yet effective tricks, you can save on plumber’s fees and keep your toilet functioning smoothly.