If you’re trying to unclog a toilet, the first thing that probably pops up in your mind is to use a plunger! But on the off chance that you don’t have one, here are some do-it-yourself, at-home methods you can try next time.
Use Some Dish Soap
You can unclog your toilet more easily than you may think. It’s not a pleasant job, but get half a cup of dish soup and pour it right down the toilet. The soap will release any stuck debris—and it’s fast acting.
Try Using Hot Water
If the dish soap hack doesn’t work, add some hot water. Make sure it isn’t boiling hot, which can damage the pipework. Hot bath water is fine, and pour it down from a higher level (like waist height), the added velocity of the water will add pressure!
Wire Hanger as a Drain Snake
If you don’t have a plunger and the situation is worse than you thought, use an unwanted clothes hanger! Make sure to straighten it out, stick it inside, and prod around until whatever is clogged loosens up and moves along.
Try a Baking Soda Mixture
Try a more natural solution to fix the problem by using a mix of baking soda and mix in vinegar. Pour it out and let it fizz for roughly 30 minutes—if it doesn’t work, add some hot water.
Use a Plastic Bottle for Pressure
Remove as much of the water from the bowl as you can. Then you can take a bottle, put some warm water in it and aim it at the outlet. Use some rubber gloves and give the bottle a squeeze so the water makes its way on the inside.
Squirt Gun for a Clogged Toilet
It might sound unconventional and a bit strange, but a squirt gun can do a fine job! Use it to take out the water you need to before sponging out whatever is clogging the bowl. It’s unique and it does the trick.
Unclogging a toilet is not fun, but sometimes it has to be done. If you don’t own a plunger or have no way of getting one for the job of unclogging, try these creative at-home methods instead!