Have your kids ever accidentally (on purpose) dropped and flushed something down the toilet? When a hard object like a toothbrush, comb or toy plugs a toilet or drain, a plunger may not be the solution—it might only push the obstruction in deeper. Instead, suck out the water and the obstruction with a wet/dry shop vacuum.

First, remove the vacuum’s filter before sucking water into it. Then direct the hose into the toilet, going as far down the drain as possible. You should be able to hear or feel when the object is sucked up, especially if it’s something like a toy. For very small objects like jewelry, try adding a crevice attachment to the hose. It may make it easier to see when smaller items are picked up.

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