Using an Auger to Clear a Clogged Toilet

Clearing a clogged toilet can be a simple task, depending on what and where the obstruction is. Enzyme-based products can work on slow-flowing drains by digesting built-up paper and organic waste. But don’t bother with drain clearing chemicals. They may clear floor, tub and sink drains, but they won’t reach the area of a clog in a toilet. And they can etch and damage the porcelain in the toilet bowl. Instead, you can use a plunger, but if that doesn’t work, you may have a deep clog which requires an auger. 10 Steps