How to unclog a toilet without a plunger

Don’t panic if your toilet is clogged and you don’t have a plunger to unclog it and get it running again; you can use a number of different household products to carry out the task.

Here are a few ways to unclog a toilet without using a plunger:

Hot (not boiling) water can do wonders

Pour hot water directly into the toilet. It’s a positive sign if the water begins to drain. Never use boiling water because if you splash it, it’s likely to damage the piping or harm your body. Most toilets’ backups are not 100% blocked, so there’s a fair chance that the water will gradually drain. Keep a close eye on the water flow, and keep adding more hot water as it drops. A massive toilet bowl’s additional pressure should enable corral the backed-up matter through reasonably fast if the clog isn’t too headstrong. 


Try dish soap

If plain old hot water doesn’t cut it, consider using hot water along with dishwashing liquid. Throw a cup or more dish soap straight into the toilet to decompose dirt, grease, and sludge. Add hot water and let it rest for a while. It might take about 10 minutes or more to function in some instances.


Wire hanger might be your rescue

Pick a wire hanger from your wardrobe and untangle it, except for the hook, to straighten it. Then tie a little cloth around the bend to avoid any cuts or harm and carefully angle the hanger down the toilet while wearing protective gear until you reach the clog. To wash it out, flush the toilet a few times before the water begins to drain.


If everything fails, time is your best friend

The misfortune is when nothing works, and the clog is clamped too firmly in place and is not forced down immediately by the above measures. You need to wait and give it some time to split up the clog with the hot water and soap. Leave the bathroom and wait thirty to sixty minutes before checking on it again. Sometimes time can do wonders, and you’d be happily surprised to find that your issue has vanished down the drain.


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