Simple trick to unclog a toilet without a plunger

This is a very clever trick when faced with a clogged toilet. Sometimes you don’t have a plunger or you

This is a very clever trick when faced with a clogged toilet. Sometimes you don’t have a plunger or you simply don’t want to use the plunger because it’s too yucky. Fortunately, there is another method to unclog your toilet that doesn’t require using a plunger!

Apparently, you can use dishwashing liquid or liquid laundry detergent!

Have you ever tried this before?

3 simple steps:

  1. Pour liquid soap into toilet bowl (approximately 1/2 cup). The soap is denser than the water and will drop to the bottom of the bowl.
  2. Leave the soap in the bowl for about 20-30 minutes. This will allow time for the soap to seep into the clog lubricating the trap.
  3. Then fill a container with hot water and pour it into the bowl. *Make sure you do not overflow the toilet bowl! This should slowly help unclog the toilet.

It’s important to note that this might not work with all clogs. Sometimes it is best to use a plunger.

Here’s a quick video of how to unclog your toilet without a plunger:

Will you give this bathroom trick a try next time? Or stick to a plunger?

  1. Fill a 10 litre bucket with water. Stand on a step stool and dump the lot into the toilet bowl The force of the water will dislodge the clog.

    • If the blockage is located in the pipes beyond the toilet (e.g. if it’s caused by invading tree roots), you could end up with most of that water on your floor. And a blocked toilet.

    • Dennis Hewitt You may be correct, all I can say is…it has worked for me many, many times in a previous house with lousy plumbing. Had to use more than one bucket of water on the odd occasion but didn’t need to call a plumber.

    • Thanks Marie Sutton but mine is the total plumbing system, water from washing machine, sinks, toilets, showers, bath……………….all blooping and bubbling up, and stinking to high heaven 🙁

  2. If all else fails, don a long-sleeved rubber glove and grope. Works for me.

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