How to Drain a Toilet Under 30 Min [2020]

How to drain a toilet

For a couple of reasons, you have to drain your toilet. That’s why you have to know the proper technique to drain your toilet.

As a result, you will be able to remove a huge mess.

Some people think it is a quite difficult job. They are afraid to do it.

No, in my understanding, it is a pretty easy task. If you know the method of draining your toilet, you do not need to call a plumber. This way you can save your money.

The entire process is divided into two steps. The first step is draining your toilet tank. The second step is emptying your toilet bowl.

In the below, I shortly described these steps. After reading it carefully, you can learn this method. Then you can apply it in your washroom.

First step: Draining the tank: how to drain a toilet tank?

Number one: turn off water supply:

Your first duty is turning off the water supply switch. Generally, it sets near the wall closer to the toilet. Turn this knob in the clockwise direction. Be careful to prevent breakage.

Number two: Remove the cover:

Now, remove the tank cover. Then put it in a safe place.

Number three: Continuous flushing:

In this stage, you have to flush it. The first time, the water level may be stable, but you have to flush it again and again. Hold the fill valve until the tank becomes empty. This way you can drain your toilet tank.

Second step: Drain the toilet bowl: how to drain a toilet bowl?

Before draining a toilet bowl, you have to empty the toilet tank. You already know the tank draining process.

Now, keep some cloth piece or towel on your washroom floor. Make sure the water supply is off. Then take a big bucket that is full of water. Now, pure it into the toilet bowl.

You have to pure it very quickly. If you pure it slowly, you cannot get the expected result. Then you will see that the bowl drains its water successfully. Finally, you have to wipe your washroom floor.

What causes a toilet to overflow? How to solve it?

Overflow happens for the blockage or any significant error of toilet tank. In this case, you will face a terrible problem. You cannot flush your toilet.

The wastages spread odor and diseases. Your toilet becomes unable to use. In this situation, your best solution is draining your toilet.

Can I use any chemicals or ingredients during the draining time?
Many people have a terrible tendency to use a chemical solution. I do not prefer it.

I think pure water is enough to carry out this job. Using chemical or other solutions are nothing but the wastage of money.

The importance of draining:

Draining cleans the internal part of your toilet bowl and the toilet tank. Sometimes for any error, your toilet bowls unable to flush. The wastage of water cannot be removed. In this case, you have to drain it. Then you will get rid of clogging.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What causes a toilet to drain slowly?

There are three potential causes of a slow flushing toilet low water level in your tank, a clog in the bathroom or a pipe leading out of it, or buildup of calcium and other hard minerals.

Will a toilet eventually unclog itself?

A clogged toilet will usually unclog itself over time. These are water-soluble, will eventually dissolve in the toilet water. When the clog is given enough time to break down, a flush’s pressure is enough to clear the pipes.

Does pouring boiling water down a toilet unclog it?

It can melt PVC piping and pipe seals, causing severe damage. You must use boiling water to clear a clogged toilet that can melt the wax ring around the bathroom or even crack the porcelain bowl, leading to a pricey trip to your favorite hardware store.

Can bleach unclog your toilet?

You can pour 2 to 3 cups of bleach into your toilet. Please wait 10 minutes; it will give the bleach time to work on the clog. Then turn on the water valve and flush the toilet.

How can anybody unclog a toilet when a plunger doesn’t work?

To unclog a toilet without a plunger, head to your kitchen for some dish soap. The slippery soap can help lubricate the clogged pipe and allow the lodged debris to slide down more quickly. Lastly, pour about a half-cup into your toilet.

What will dissolve hair in a drain?

You can add baking soda and vinegar that is a natural way to dissolve hair clogs without resorting to harsh chemicals. Then pour few amounts of baking soda down the clogged drain first, and after a few minutes, add a cup of vinegar.

Does salt and boiling water unclog drains?

You should pour very few cups of boiling water down the drain, then add two tablespoons of Epsom salt. Please keep it for a minute and adds another few cups of boiling water. The boiling water and salt mixture should help break up the clog.


Maybe different methods are available to drain your toilet. My described technique is the easiest and the quickest techniques among all processes.

Very simply I described you the draining procedure. Read my instruction step by step before going to drain your toilet. Then do it like my way and get your required result.

(Warning: never force or give much pressure on any parts of your toilet. Never ignore to wash the washroom floor. Otherwise, the germs will spread diseases.)

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