Whether you’re stuck in a hotel room with a clogged toilet bowl, or you’ve just survived the worst of clogged toilets and want to prepare for the future, we got your back. Seeing the toilet water rise up to greet us is a toilet travesty, and if there’s no plunger in sight, it can certainly leave you scarred with toilet trauma and plumbing bills. So here are some ways you can unclog your toilet without a plunger!
A cup of dish soap may be your saving grace here. Liquid or powdered dish soap can help break down solids like toilet paper and other unmentionables. Of course, if your toilet bowl is flooding because you flushed down heavy solids that aren’t meant to go down a toilet drain, call a professional immediately!
If the toilet bowl’s water has gone down, chuck in a bucket of hot water(not boiling or warm water). Whatever is causing the toilet clog (hopefully toilet paper) should be broken up by the force of the water being poured in.
Make sure the toilet’s water level is at the halfway mark before you use this method. Either scoop some out or wait it out! Add a cup of baking soda and a cup of vinegar to (not a few cups of vinegar) to the clogged toilet and watch the fizzy reaction leave your bathroom with a clog-free toilet. We recommend using white vinegar.
Epsom salts can be bought as toilet bombs that will unclog your toilet. Consider buying a few for your house just in case you end up causing a toilet overflow!
Of course, sometimes you won’t be able to use this step-by-step guide, or sometimes the toilet will need special cleaning chemicals and professional attention. Consider calling up your local plumber to fix your problem and leave you worry-free!
Ok, the very last thing we can recommend – if all else fails – is to hit the road and buy a plunger from a store nearby. Sure, it isn’t the most convenient or easiest thing to do this situation, but it sure will help.