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Learn how to fix many bathroom plumbing problems yourself with the step-by-step instructions in this Howcast video series about bathroom repair.
You Will Need
- A toilet plunger
- A pair of rubber gloves
- A cup
- A bucket
Put on rubber gloves
If the waste water level is too high to plunge without making an even bigger mess, put on rubber gloves.
Reduce waste water level
Dip the cup into the toilet repeatedly and pour its contents into the bucket, until you’ve reduced the waste water level enough to plunge without spillage.
Put plunger into toilet
Put the plunger into the toilet with the force cup end down in the water.
Position force cup & push down
Position the force cup over the drainage opening at the bottom of the toilet and push down on the plunger handle until a suction seal is formed.
Plunge rhythmically for up to 2 minutes at a time (about 20 to 30 plunges).
Break the suction seal
Break the suction seal. If your efforts have worked, the toilet will start to drain without flushing. If no drainage occurs, repeat the plunging process.
Pour bucket & flush toilet
After you’ve cleared the clog, pour the contents of the bucket back into the toilet and flush.