How to unclog a toilet? (solid object obstruction)


I just accidentally flushed my toothbrush down the toilet. (Bathroom multitasking: bad idea.)

The toilet still flushes, but it's draining more slowly.

What should I do?


Phew! After 15 harrowing minutes I got it out with a coat hanger.

I've learned my lesson. Multitasking? Never again.

Best Answer

As the comments suggested, first try and grab it with your hands. If it's passed the point you can reach, you will likely need to use a Toilet Auger to dislodge it.

Toilet Auguer

Tooth brushes tend to be problematic because of their shape relative to the trap in the toilet - they can really get wedged in there! Worst case scenario it might not be removable.