Even with the best of plumbing, your toilet can get clogged. It’s always suggested to have a plunger at home for such an event if it happens. It’s one of the easiest and fastest ways to remove a toilet clog.
It is a scary state of affairs to find your toilet having a clog, and you have no plunger to remove it. Fortunately, plenty of alternative methods are there to help you eliminate a toilet clog without a plunger.
METHOD #1: Just Leave The Clog As It Is
In some cases of a toilet clog, you just have to wait for some time. This process requires just patience and nothing else (and possibly a second restroom).
The water in your latrine applies force on the blockage in the drain as it tries to leave. This force could dislodge the block on its own. Be ready to wait even if it takes the whole night.
In addition to this, if you flush the toilet the next day you should be prepared to halt the water if the clog hasn’t been cleared.
METHOD #2: Using Drain Cleaners
Using drain cleaners aren’t the most recommended way to remove a toilet clog. They are made from chemicals that can be dangerous. They can cause damage to your plumbing or chemical burns.
They’re also not environment friendly. However if it is an emergency and that’s what you have, you could use them. You could also use a combination of powdered dish soap and bleach.
Use a cup of powdered detergent with two cups of bleach and wait about thirty minutes before you flush.
METHOD #3: Using Hot Water
For this technique, all you need is a large bucket and hot water large. Take care that while the water must be hot, it must not be boiling. The pouring of boiling water into your latrine bowl can cause the bowl to crack, which can leave you in a worse situation.
Pour the hot water into the toilet bowl. The heat, along with the flow of the water, will help to break up and eliminate the clog.
METHOD #4: Using Dish Soap
If just plain hot water isn’t helping you to unclog the toilet, you can try adding dish soap to the hot water. Dish soap is specially made to remove dirt, grime, and grease.
Put about a cup of dish soap into the latrine bowl. Pour the hot water into the toilet bowl and let the mix be there for a while.
In most cases, it may take about thirty minutes to work. If the clog is a bad one, you may have to leave it like that overnight. If you don’t feel like using dish soap or you are running out of dish soap, you can always use shampoo as a substitute.
METHOD #5: Using Epsom Salt
If you’re visiting the house family member or house of a friend and a clog occurs, you wouldn’t like them to find out what happened. In this case, perhaps there is no time available to wait for hot water and dish soap to work.
Instead, see around you if you can find any Epsom salt in the bathroom. Not everyone has Epsom salt in their homes, but if you find it, it is really worth it.
The salt produces a fizzy reaction when it’s put to water, and it will break the clog up and help you to remove it. If Epsom salts can’t be found, a bath bomb will be equally effective as well.
METHOD #6: Using Vinegar and Baking Soda
Vinegar and baking soda are a great mix to unclog a toilet effectively and efficiently. This combination makes a great cleaner for many different surfaces.
First, in this method a cup of baking soda should be poured into the toilet bowl. See to it that it spreads to as much as the surface area and let it sink.
Next, two cups of vinegar should be added into the toilet bowl. the vinegar should be poured gently and in a circular fashion so that it scatters evenly around in the latrine. As the baking soda and vinegar begin to mix, fizzing will begin to happen. This would help in breaking up the blockage.
Let the mix sit for about an hour before you attempt to flush. If the first try doesn’t work, use the same amounts of vinegar and baking soda but let it work overnight.
METHOD #7: Using a Wire Hanger
If you have a spare wire hanger in your closet, it will come in use to unclog your toilet. A wire hanger can be made into a makeshift toilet snake. First, straighten out the wire hanger by unfolding it.
If it has a rough or pointed edge, you will have to wrap and tie a rag around the end that you will use to unclog the latrine. This will stop the wire from scraping the drain and inside of the bowl.
Lower the covered end down the drain and poke the clog to loosen it. You will have to use some force, but be cautious not to use too much force so as to cause any damage to the toilet bowl.
METHOD #8: Using Toilet Brush
If there no wire hangers in your home, you could always use your toilet brush to unclog your toilet. Push the toilet brush into the drain hole of the toilet bowl and move it back and forth strongly.
Avoid using too much pressure. You wouldn’t want to cause any scratches or cracks to your toilet. You may need to change your clothes before you try this method.
See to it that you are wearing some goggles and rubber gloves when you attempt this method of unclogging your toilet.
In this article, we have discussed some of the best ways to unclog a toilet without a plunger. We hope these tips have been helpful! If you have any of your own, please feel free to share them with us in the comments section below!