2 Non-Toxic Solutions To Remove Clogs From Your Toilet

As a homeowner, you most likely already understand the dangers of flushing diapers, feminine hygiene products, toys, and trash down the toilet. Unfortunately, flushing even a small amount of waste and toilet tissue may lead to a clog in your toilet. Considering many clog-removal solutions contain harsh chemicals that can corrode your plumbing and septic system while polluting groundwater, finding non-toxic options to remove clogs is smart. Using one of these non-toxic solutions, you can remove clogs from your toilet in a safe, effective manner.

Pot of Water

While surprising to hear, pouring a pot of boiling water directly into the toilet drain can quickly remove clogs. To use, place a pot of water on your stove top and bring to a boil.

Once the water is rapidly boiling, carefully move it to the clogged toilet and pour it slowly in. Allow the hot water to eat through leftover waste while disintegrating any remaining tissue from the toilet drain.

If you hear the toilet beginning to drain, the clog has been released. If the clog remains, try to release the clog with a second pot of boiling water.

It is important to note that pouring a pot of boiling water into a clogged toilet may cause toilet water, tissue, and waste to overflow on to your floor. To prevent water damage, cover the floor surrounding your toilet with a few old towels or blankets.

Baking Soda and White Vinegar

Baking soda, or sodium bicarbonate, is a great option for releasing stubborn clogs inside your toilet. While it is strong enough to remove heavy residue, baking soda is also gentle and safe to use on your plumbing and septic system.  Combine the carbonation of baking soda with the antibacterial properties of white vinegar and you have a safe, all-natural option for cleaning and unclogging your toilet.

To use, pour ¼ cup of baking soda directly into the toilet drain hole before adding ¼ cup of white vinegar. Place a toilet plunger over the toilet drain hole to prevent the ingredients from bubbling out of the drain. Allow the baking soda and white vinegar to sit for a few minutes, dissolving away debris and eating through the clog.

When you hear the toilet clog release, pour in an additional ¼ cup of baking soda and ¼ cup of white vinegar into the toilet bowl. Use your toilet brush to scrub the bowl, cleaning away leftover debris after removing the clog.

Using toxic solutions and complicated plumbing tools may be effective, but all-natural solutions are safer options for your septic system and the environment.  Using one or both of these non-toxic options, you can effectively remove clogs from your toilet. If you're unable to free the clogs on your own, contact a septic company like Martin Septic Service Inc.