Trying to flush poop that is too big can get messy very fast. You might end up clogging your toilet and filing your entire bathroom with toilet water, which is certainly not a pleasant sight.
Poop is essentially made up of undigested food, water, salts, and loads of bacteria from your gut. Differences in the water content and the fiber levels in your poop determine whether your poop will be soft and easy to dissolve in water as you flush your toilet or rock-hard.
Regardless of the factors contributing to your “situation,” there are several approaches that you can use to dissolve and flush poop that is too big to flush.
5 Effective Tips & Tricks to Flushing Poop that is Too Big to Flush
Using a Brush
A toilet brush can help you break down poop that is too big to flush and ease the flushing process. You should notice that using your toilet brush can be messy because of the poop that will be left on the toilet brush.
To break down the poop using a toilet brush, press the toilet brush directly on the poop to break it down then flush your toilet. If there is no obstruction in the toilet drain, the poop will get flushed smoothly.
Since using the toilet brush to break down poop can be messy, you can add a toilet cleaner to the toilet bowl after flushing the toilet once or twice, then use the toilet brush to clean up the mess. The scrubbing process will also clean up the strands of the brush, leaving both your toilet and the brush clean.
Hot Water and Detergent
Hot water mixed with a detergent can dissolve big poop that is stuck in the toilet. You should boil a large pot of water to ensure that the water sitting at the bottom of your toilet bowl does not reduce the temperature of your hot water significantly. Using a large bucket, pour about a half cup of detergent in the bucket then add your how water in the bucket.
Pour the hot water mixed with the detergent in the toilet bowl to dissolve the poop. You will notice that the poop will start breaking down into smaller particles. If the poop breaks down completely, try to flush the toilet again.
A plunger can be an effective way of ensuring that a poop that is too big to flush is flushed out of the toilet drain. A plunger would be more effective if the poop is stuck down the drain. You will notice that your poop is stuck down the drain if a large amount of water pools inside your toilet bowl after you have flushed your toilet.
A plunger will create a vacuum in the drain that will then give the poop the extra push it needs to move down the drain. Plungers work using a combination of the vacuum created and the pressure you apply to unclog sinks or toilets.
Insert the plunger into the toilet bowl and direct it towards the drain then keep moving the plunger up and down to dislodge the poop stuck in the drain. Do now worry if you notice a few dirt particles resurfacing in the toilet bowl.
After a few attempts and a noticeable reduction in the water in your toilet bowl, flush your toilet to clean it and rid it of any remaining poop in the drain.
If your toilet has a bidet, you can dissolve the poop using the water pressure produced by the bidet. This method would be appropriate if your bidet is not directly attached to the inner part of your toilet bowl. If the bidet has a long pipe, point it directly to the poop and turn it on. It will break down the structure of the poop, which will make the poop easier to flush.
If you plan to use this strategy, ensure that you are not standing too close to the toilet because of bacteria-filled splashes of water that you might come into contact with while dissolving the poop.
Baking Soda and Hot Water
If you have baking soda in your home, you can boil a pot of water and mix the hot water and the baking soda in a bucket. Use about a quarter cup of baking soda and one to two liters of water. After mixing the hot water and the baking soda, pour it immediately into the bowl and allow it to sit for a few minutes before attempting to flush your toilet again. The baking soda will break down the poop and making it easy to flush.
Baking Soda and Vinegar
A combination of baking soda and vinegar is a good alternative for unclogging your toilet bowl fills with water. If you try to flush a big poop and you notice that your toilet bowl is filling up with water and the poop is stuck at the bottom of the toilet bowl, using a toilet brush or plunger can get messy.
When using baking soda and vinegar, the first step would be removing some of the water from the toilet using a container that you don’t mind disposing of afterwards. Removing some of the water ensures that the fizzy reaction that would be accompanied by adding baking soda and vinegar in the toilet will not cause an overflow of toilet water in your bathroom.
Use a quarter cup of baking soda and the same amount of vinegar at a time to dissolve the poop and unclog your toilet. After a few minutes, if you notice that some of the poop is still undissolved, you could add another quarter cup of the mixture.
Ensure that you use equal part baking soda and vinegar for the best results. Leave the concoction to sit for a few minutes in the toilet bowl before flushing the toilet. You could finish up by cleaning your toilet with hot water or flushing the toilet.
The methods discussed above can help you turn an unpleasant and potentially messy situation around. It is advisable to always keep a plunger and a toilet brush in your toilet to ensure that you can easily deal with such situations without attracting the attention of other people who might be in your home. If you feel like using a toilet brush or a plunger is messy, be sure to try out the other methods discussed in this article.
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