Have you ever been in one of those toilets that have at least two signs, warning you not to flush wet wipes? If you have, then you must have wondered what’s the big deal about it. Baby wipes or wet wipes are a huge issue when it comes to pipes and drains, simply because they don’t DISSOLVE.
Effectively, 67% of people are willing to call a plumber immediately and pay crazy money, just because they don’t know how to unclog the toilet themselves.
Good news! Today we’re going to help you out of this!
How to Unclog Compact Toilet Clogged with Baby Wipes
1. The Right Plunger
The Toilet Superhero
Yes, I know this hasn’t crossed your mind, but when it comes to choosing the right plunger for your compact toilet, you need to use the one that is shaped like a bell. The lower part of this plunger is the one that creates the seal around the hole at the bottom of your toilet while the top part creates a big pressure vacuum once it starts being pumped.
You need to be aggressive when it comes to unclogging with a plunger. Use your strength and your speed, as you need to create that pressure to dislodge the clogging.
2. Hot Water and Dish Soap
Recipe for Success
Although it might seem too simple or too good to be true, this is one of the most effective ways to unclog a compact toilet overall and many home-repair technicians swear by it.
You can try using this method by simply pouring half a cup of dish soap into the bowl of the toilet, immediately followed by a saucepan or pot with boiling water. Allow this to sit about 10 to 15 minutes before attempting to unclog it with the plunger.
3. Plunger’s Snake
It’s not a real snake
The Plunger’s Snake, also known as an auger, is a long, metal, flexible tube with a rotation handle mechanism at the top. You start spinning the handle, the tube extends further into the toilet drain, looking to push that clog out of its place and get your compact toilet running again. This, most of the time is the number one thing the plumber attempts when he comes to your house. So why not do it yourself? You can get an auger for about $20 from the shops around you.
4. OneShot Drain Cleaners
Worth the Shot
This is one of the cheapest ways to go about the clog. The Drain Cleaners usually contain various powerful acids that can cause you problems if they land on your skin or are being inhaled, that’s why you need to be extremely careful while handling them. However, it’s exactly the acids who dissolve everything on their way down the clogged drain.
Using cleaners like this is similar to using the Hot Water and Dish Soap method – you put it in the toilet bowl, let it sit for about 10 minutes and then just flush it.
Note – don’t use your plunger in this case, as you can spray burning acid, damaging yourself, the plunger and everything around you.
With the solutions listed above, you are now able to overcome all kinds of common clog issues. However, when the problem is greater than expected, getting a plumber is inevitable.