Blocked Your Toilet and Don’t Have A Plunger? Here’s What to Do
Water starting to pool up in your bathroom is an awful sight that no one wants to witness. Now and then, gunk and debris seem to find a way into the toilet, and you’re left with a terrible puddle.
And to make matters worse, you don’t have a plunger on you to get rid of the problem. If you’re worried you might mess it up, get some help by a plumber. Here are a few things you can do to fix this problem.
Turn Off Water Supply to The Toilet
The methods mentioned below involve pouring liquids down your toilet, so the first thing you ought to do is turn off the water. Let it drain a bit, or else adding anything to it can make a huge mess.
Add Dish Soap
If there are clogged up debris in your toilet, try pouring dish soap down the hatch. Acting as a lubricant, dish soap can help it slide down and pass through the pipes and out of the way. Half a cup will be enough for most cases, and if it doesn’t do the trick, the next one might.
The lump in the toilet won’t budge? Wash it away with water. Ideally, you should use warm water to help break down the material, making your job easier. But don’t let it get too hot. You can end up breaking the porcelain in your toilet if the water is boiling. Make sure it’s reasonably warm and not out of Mordor.
Grab a small bucket, fill it up with water, and let it wash away the gunk stuck in the trunk.
Baking Soda and Vinegar Mixture
That blockage might be persistent, but so are you. This tried and tested method will do the trick. For this, you need your toilet to be half full. Add baking soda into the water, and then some vinegar into it. Time to be patient, as this concoction requires half an hour or so to work its magic, but it indeed does.
Calling in Professionals
If nothing works, you might have a mess on your hands that needs you to call in the big guns. A professional plumbing repair service is what you need. Rather than get anything else stuck in there trying to DIY your way out of the mess, let an actual plumber handle the job. Save yourself some trouble and potentially money in the process as well.