| June 9, 2017

DIY Home Maintenance, Manly Skills

How to Unclog a Toiler Like a Plumber: An Illustrated Guide

Toilet clogs come in a couple varieties. Sometimes kids take toys and other household items for a dip in the porcelain pool. Oftentimes, though, it’s the adult members of the household who clog the loo with deposits of organic matter.

Either way, these blockages put your commode out of commission and can also wreak havoc if overflowing water begins to spill into your bathroom. Learn to stop the chaos and fix the situation with a few handy tips and tricks of the trade. Start with a plunger, add in a secret concoction, and deal the final blow with an auger if necessary, and you’ll be able to mount your ivory throne once more.

Illustration by Ted Slampyak

Last updated: June 10, 2017

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