3 Clever Ways to Unclog a Toilet Without a Plunger

When you are facing a clogged toilet and you don’t have a plunger, it’s frustrating waiting for the plumber to arrive. To fix a clogged toilet, there are a few tricks you can try to unclog the toilet yourself without the need for a plunger.

1. Pour boiling water
Carefully pouring 4-5 cups of boiling water into the toilet bowl can help break up a clog. The hot temperature will help loosen the clog so it can flush away more easily to unclog.

2. Try liquid dish soap

Squirt about a quarter cup of liquid dish soap into the clogged toilet bowl. Let it sit for 15 minutes so the soap can loosen the clog, then flush. The soap may help lift the clog so the water can wash it down. It is one of the most effective ways to fix a clogged toilet.

3. Fill and release
Pour 3 liters of water into the toilet bowl, so that when the water is flushed, the force can help to unclog.

4. DIY a plumber snake
You can use a hanger and make it as a hook to hook out the silt.

Without the plunger, if none of these DIY methods work, it’s best to contact a plumber to have the clog professionally snaked to avoid damage to your plumbing. An unclogged, properly functioning toilet is a small comfort that is easily taken for granted!