No matter how hard you try, clogs in toilets occasionally cannot be avoided. You must unclog a blockage, no matter what the cause. The first solution that springs to mind is a plunger. But what if you don’t already own one or if that doesn’t work?
Here are some of the best pointers and suggestions we have for getting your clogged toilet unblocked without a plunger. These are effective, efficient, and even somewhat unique!
Use Dish Soap and Hot Water
A backed-up toilet is typically caused by anything caught in the drain and obstructing it. Don’t insert anything else that might make things worse if you don’t have a plunger on hand. Try a few items you already have, such as dish soap and hot water, as an alternative.
First, drain as much water as you can from the toilet bowl. Next, pour a substantial amount of soap down the drain. The soap will lubricate anything that is stuck and aid in the breakdown of the residue.
After 15-20 minutes, pour a saucepan of hot water down the bowl with the soap still in it. The undesirable material that wasn’t supposed to be there will be flushed out as a result. Do not use the hob, kettle, or cooker to obtain hot water; rather, use the tap. The porcelain in your toilet bowl could shatter if you are using too-hot water.
Try Baking Soda and Vinegar
With the additional element of bubbles that will help in clearing up the excess mess, this method will act similarly to the hot water and soap method. In this step, the temperature of the water is still crucial, so make sure that it is still hot before adding the soda and vinegar.
Start by collecting as much water as you can from the toilet using a bowl or pot. After that, pour approximately 4 tablespoons of baking soda down the toilet drain. With 16 oz of vinegar, follow it up. Afterward, flush with a pot of hot water after letting everything sit for 30 to 40 minutes.
Use a Brush if you Don’t Have a Plunger
Even while plungers are still one of the greatest ways to clear a clogged drain or toilet, some people just don’t have access to them. This means that you can try using the toilet brush if you’ve attempted soap, hot water, and vinegar already. (Yes, the one used for cleaning the toilet.)
Don’t be scared to use the toilet brush when the time comes; simply slant it into the toilet drain. Then use a plunger-style pump to operate it. Sometimes the force of the pressure can dislodge what is backing your blocked toilet up
Prevention is Always the Best Fix
We’ve seen far too many homes where the toilet is used as a waste bin. The easiest technique to stop a toilet from backing up is to avoid a clog in the first place. Begin by avoiding from flushing paper towels, “flushable” wipes, sanitary products, and nappies.