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How to Unclog Toilet Without Plunger

We know that, even though the plumbing of our bathroom is done right, we can get into problems of clogging. This is in fact a serious issue other- wise, well, you know, bathroom disaster. Wee most of us do posses a plunger but what if there isn’t and you don’t want to show your “dirty stuff” to others. Even worse, what if you are at a guest’s house and you find the toilet clogged. You look around but don’t find a plunger. Well there is nothing to worry about. These hacks can save your day.

#Hot water

Take a bucket and pour 10 to 12 cups of hot water (not boiling water) in the toilet and let it sit for a few minutes. The hot water hack usually comes handy when you are trying to flush down your stuff.

#Dish Soap

Quickly go to the kitchen and smuggle some dish soap. Put a generous amount of dish soap in the toilet bowl. The soap helps breaking down the solid particles and help them ease out through the duct. If you can’t get hold of dish soap, you can even try shampoo. Things usually start breaking down in half hour or so. But sometimes it can even take up to an overnight.

#Wire Hanger

Find a wire hanger, most preferably plastic one (as the metal hanger can scratch the bowl), unwind and straighten the wire as much as possible and insert it into the toilet bowl. Move around the wire trying to break up the solid and then flush it.

#Epsom Salt

Look around for bath bombs or bathing salts (Epsom salts). Drop some in the bowl and wait for them to break the solid stuff and get things moving.

#Toilet Brush

Use the toilet brush same way you would use the plunger. Push the bristles of the brush inside trying to break the solids as much as possible. Well it is gross, but not more than your toilet overflowing.


This is the last hope. If nothing else works, pour few parts of bleach and one part of dish soap or powdered detergent in the bowl. Wait for 20 to 300 minutes and then try flushing.

It’s a terrible feeling when you flush the toilet and the contents in the bowl stop disappearing halfway through the flushing process. The only feeling that’s possibly worse is realizing that you don’t have a plunger or snake handy to force the clog down the drain. Above household items will work well to dislodge the obstruction. But if none of these works call a plumber. Before that do not forget to buy a plunger.



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