5 Ways You Can Unclog the Toilet Bowl Without a Plunger

Date: 21 Jun 2022

Plunger Alternative: Start With Dish Soap

Plunging a clogged toilet is no fun, but there’s a better way. To unclog a toiet without a plunger, head to the kitchen for some dish soap. The slippery soap should help lubricate the clogged pipe and allow the lodged debris to slide down more easily.

Pour about a half-cup into the toilet. If you’re out of dish soap, chop a bar of hand soap into small chunks and drop the pieces into the toilet. If none of these unconventional methods work, here’s our fool-proof guide for how to unclog a toilet.

Add Hot Water

If dish soap alone doesn’t do the trick, adding water might move things along. Fill a bucket with hot bath water (boiling water could cause a porcelain toilet to crack) and pour the water into the toilet from waist level. The force of the water could dislodge whatever is causing the clog.

DIY a Drain Snake Using a Wire Hanger

A more severe blockage could require manually moving the item. To do this without a plunger, unravel a wire coat hanger until it’s straight. Push one end of the wire into the clogged area. Prod the debris until it becomes free and flows down the drain.

Plunger Alternative: Baking Soda Mixture

As an alternative to using dish soap and no plunger, try this all-natural solution. Pour one cup baking soda and two cups vinegar into the toilet. Allow it fizz for a half hour. If clog doesn’t dissipate, try the hot water trick.

Use a Plastic Bottle to Create Water Pressure

Warning: This unclogging trick could get messy.

Start by removing as much water from the toilet bowl as possible; you can do this by repeatedly filling a small container with toilet water and pouring the water into a bucket. Next, fill a large plastic bottle with warm water.

Place your thumb over the top of the bottle and fit the top end of the bottle into the outlet at the bottom of the toilet. (You’ll want to wear rubber gloves for this step.) Remove your thumb and squeeze the bottle so the water inside shoots down the pipe. The added pressure could dislodge whatever was causing the clog.

And worst case you can always call the experts at The Handyman Group and we can send one of our local handyman out to fix the blockage.

5 Ways You Can Unclog the Toilet Bowl Without a Plunger

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