There are other ways to unclog a toilet!
Sometimes, you don’t have access to a plunger. And that means that you have to find different ways to unclog your toilet. Luckily, some common household items can be used to unclog your toilet. Especially when you’re dealing with a minor clog. Find out more below.
1. Hot water
One of the more simple methods, is to use a bucket of hot water to unclog your toilet. Don’t use boiling water, your toilet might not be able to handle it. Just fill up your bucket and pour it into the toilet. Make sure that you pour it from the level of your waist. That way, the water falls into the toilet with enough force to get rid of the clog.
2. Dish soap
If hot water did not do the trick, there are other things to try. Another pretty accessible method, is to use dish soap. Because dish soap is pretty slippery, it can make the pipe more slippery too, causing the cause of the clog to slide down the pipes. Use half a cup of dish soap and pour it into the toilet. After that, you can try and flush again.
3. Baking soda
You probably have some baking soda in one of your cupboards. And you can use baking soda to unclog your toilet. All you have to do is mix a cup of baking soda with two cups of vinegar. Pour the mixture into your toilet and let it sit for thirty minutes. The mixture will probably fizzle a little but that means it’s working! Eventually, your toilet will be completely free of clogs.
4. Wire hanger
If you’re dealing with a more severe kind of blockage, you might want to get out the big guns. And if you don’t have a plunger, you can just as easily use a wire hanger to make your own drain snake. All you need to do is unravel the wire hanger and make it straight. Then push the wire into the toilet to find the cause of the blockage. Just keep prodding until the blockage is gone.
With these tips, you’ll be able to unclog a toilet anytime, anywhere!
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Source: Family Handyman | Image: Unsplash, Jan Antonin Kolar