How to Unclog a Toilet with Baking Soda

by | Mar 14, 2017 | Housekeeping

A clogged toilet can be a tough problem to deal with. An overflowing toilet is terrifying. It can ruin your floor, ruin your toilet and ruin your day. It is very inconvenient experience when our homes, offices, hospitals and other places toilets get clogged. Fortunately, we can unclog a toilet by ourselves using household items without the need to call a Professional. Here is a home remedy on how to unclog a toilet with baking soda.

Here are a few of the most common causes of a toilet that just keeps clogging and how to fix them.

Causes of Clogged Toilet

Installing Low-Quality Equipment

Most people are using low-quality toilet pipes and other equipment which is a common cause of clog of toilet pipeline. Installation of quality pipes and other equipment is a lifetime solution to avoid this hassle.

Unnecessarily Water Wastage:

Wasting unnecessarily water in the toilet is a significant cause of clog. That is why it is important to avoid using excessive water to get rid of clogs. It is also important to avoid additional flushing in the toilet.

Extra Usage of Toilet Papers:

Toilet papers are the standard item in every toilet. When you are using many toilet papers, it can become a significant cause of toilet clogs. Less toilet paper usage can save you from this unwanted hassle.

Flushing Damaging Items:

Toilets are designed to dispose of waste only. Damaging items, such as sanitary napkins, cigarettes butts, paper towels, diapers and other hard items can damage your toilet pipelines hence, can clog your toilet.

Children Fun in the Toilet:

If we leave the children in the toilet alone, in most of the cases children start playing and flush their toys in the commode which becomes the reason of clog. This is a very un-habitual cause. Keep an eye on your kids while they are using the toilet.

Congested Pipelines and Fitting:

People who are living in the colonies and apartments can face toilet clog issues due to the congested fitting of the pipes. In the colonies and apartments, flats/homes, as well as toilets sizes, are very small due to which pipe fitting arrangements are not proper.




“How to unclog a toilet with baking Soda?” when we think and concentrate on this, it blocks our minds and raises questions. Are there any possibilities to unclog a toilet with Baking Soda? Don’t be shocked. Yes, it is possible; we can get rid of a clog with Baking Soda.

Baking Soda:

Baking soda has a cleaning power. It gently wears away strains. When mixing with vinegar, it creates a carbonic acid, a weak acid that boosts the corrosive action of vinegar.

As a weak alkali, baking soda neutralizes acids in odor molecules to eliminate strong smells. The key to this process is to measure the ingredients very carefully to keep them in the toilet bowl and avoid a children eruption on the bathroom floor.


Following ingredients are required for this method

• Baking Soda
• White Vinegar

Steps for How to Unclog a Toilet with Baking Soda:

Step 1

Put Baking Soda in the Toilet first:

For minor clogs, you can pour the full amount of baking soda into the toilet bowl. For severe clogs, start with one-fourth cup and then increasing it to a half cup of baking soda.

Step 2

Pour the Vinegar:

Slowly pour white vinegar on top of Baking soda. It is going to fizzle so do it very carefully.

Step 3

Pour a kettle of hot water into the toilet:

Wait for almost 30 minutes, and then pour a pot of hot water into the toilet. It will help you to see if the clog has been released.

Step 4

Repeat as necessary until the clog is released

If your toilet is still clogged, repeat this exercise. The clog is cleared when the toilet makes a rapid suction sound. If the clog has been released, you need to flush the toilet at least two/three times and make sure that toilet is operating as it should.

If the toilet does not unclog after repeating the process, again and again, you may need to hire a Plumber to deal with the problem for you.


• Clean your toilet regularly with a mild cleaner. Vinegar, Baking Soda or a mild soap are all ideas for regular porcelain cleaning.
• Inspect your toilet inner workings about every six months to make sure toilet is functioning properly.
• Teach your children about the adequate way to care for a toilet.
• Don’t flush anything other than human waste and toilet papers.
• Do fix a running or leaking toilet at the right time.
• Don’t use chemical drain cleaners to unclog your toilet as they can cause many troubles.
• Don’t be afraid to a plumber when you need to.

<a href="" target="_self">Stephanie Torress</a>

Stephanie Torress

I love to blog about home decor and home remedies. Blogging is my passion and I do it all the time. My Google+

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