Unclog a Toilet Checklist

Lauren Meir

Lauren Meir

created on May 23, 2012

4.82 with 88 votes
    This versatile tool clears out drain clogs for both tubs and toilets (a hand auger and a toilet auger, respectively). ;You may not need an auger to remove this clog, but chances are it will come in handy.
    You should feel some resistance from the suction cap.
    There is a plastic sleeve at the crank bend in order to prevent scratching the toilet basin.
    You've found the clog!
4.82 with 88 votes


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Clogged commode? No problem! Our Unclog a Toilet Checklist shows you how to turn a messy situation into an easily-solved repair with step-by-step instructions. Have the right tools on hand and you could save yourself from flushing your hard-earned cash down the toilet!


  • There are two different types of Augers, a hand auger for tubs and a toilet auger for your commode. Both are essential tools to have around the house, especially if you want to avoid calling a plumber and shelling out extra cash.
  • Make sure you thoroughly disenfect the bathroom after clearing a clog. Use bleach or a cleaner with anti-bacterial properties in order to prevent the spread of harmful bacteria from sewage.

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