How to unclog your toilet without a plunger
We’ve all been there. The toilet is clogged and you can’t find your trusty (and probably crusty) plunger. No sweat! As long as you don’t make this mistake which will make your clogged toilet so much worse, we can get you through this! These hacks will help you unclog a toilet without a plunger, whether you lost it, refuse to touch it, or are looking to live a plunger free life.
Start with dish soap
As soon as the toilet clogs, head to the kitchen and fetch 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 haven’t got any dish soap on hand, chop bar soap into small chunks and drop the pieces into the toilet. These are the 12 things you should never flush down the 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.