How to Unplug the Toilet without a Plunger!

Toilet problems

Plugged Toilet

It’s one of the worst feelings in the world after you flush the toilet. The water doesn’t go down, but it actually starts coming back up and now you need to deal with how to unplug your toilet. Congratulations, you have clogged the toilet and your reward is going to be the awkward struggle of figuring out how to make things work again as quickly as possible. It is always best to use a plunger to clear the clog but when one isn’t around, try this:

How to unplug it

So let me tell you how to do it with no fuss, no muss, and no plunger. You’re going to need three things for this job: hot water, dish liquid, and a little bit of time. You also may want some towels to put around the base of the toilet before attempting this job, or maybe just at least have some towels ready.

  1. The first step is to squeeze about a cup of dish liquid directly into the bowl. You’ll see it’ll eventually sink to the bottom of the bowl, where it’ll start to lubricate, whatever is causing the clog and the pipes around the clog.
  2. Next, add in as much hot water as you can, without overfilling the toilet, and allow that to help the dish liquid to do its job even better.
  3. Remember good things come to those who wait so we’re going to spend the next 15 to 20 minutes doing something else. While this magic potion does its thing (it’s been about 20 minutes), you’ll notice the water level has probably sunk quite a bit, this is a good thing, but resist the urge to flush.
  4. Fill your bucket up with hot water and dump it down the toilet again. The reason you want to do this is to help restart that water cycle and to further push that clog right down the pipe. Then you can flush and then you can move on with your day.


Perfection Plumbing & Drain Cleaning Ltd. Disclaimer:

Clogs can be serious business if they are bad enough or deep enough into the system. You might need a plunger or a specialty drain product or even a professional plumber, to help you unplug your toilet. But hopefully, it won’t come to that.