Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Unclogging a Toilet - Works For Me Wednesday

There are some things I wish I never learned how to do - like unclogging a toilet.

On the other hand, even though we have two bathrooms, if one of the toilets is clogged I don't necessarily want to wait until my dh gets home from work. And I'm sure my dh wouldn't want me to wait either!

If you have a clogged toilet, before you even consider calling a plumber and flushing a wad of cash down the toilet (so to speak) - consider the humble closet auger (A.K.A. THE TOILET SNAKE). In the amount of time it takes to call the plumber and explain your problem - your problem could be solved!

You can purchase a closet auger online via Amazon (if you are wise and purchase it before you actually need it) for only $13 - so you could probably find one even cheaper at your friendly neighborhood hardware store.

Here are some instructions on using THE TOILET SNAKE - very simple process. It's not fun but then neither is a pricey plumber's bill either.

Put on a pair or rubber gloves and some old clothes if you are totally grossed out by even the thought of unclogging a toilet by yourself...

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CanadianGrandma said...

I, too, have had to use the "snake" and I must say it works well!

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