How To Unclog A Toilet Without A Plunger: May 2017
Homeowners and renters alike have been faced with the situation of unclogging a toilet without a plunger. It’s not fun, but it’s real life. A clogged toilet can happen at anytime, and for any reasons (bad plumbing, pipe kink, etc).
The scary thing about a clogged toilet is the potential for leaks and flooding. They can quickly overflow resulting in water damage and thousands of dollars in repairs that insurance may or may not cover. Did you know water damage affects close to a million families per year? Another crazy fact – roughly 23% of all homeowner property damage located in the USA is due to water damage.
- Hot water
- Dish Soap
- A plastic bucket
Unclogging A Toilet Without A Plunger
Step 1) Full The Plastic Bucket With Hot Water
On this step your job is to simply fill your acquired plastic bucket with hot (not boiling) water. You will want to make sure you have plenty of hot water at this point, and possible a source to replenish.
Step 2) Pour dish soap into the toilet
In this step you should pour your dish soap directly into the toilet. Feel free to be generous here, because the soap is key to dissolving whatever has caused the clog. The soap is abrasive which will help break down the material and allow it to unclog and flow down the toilet pipe. Let the soap sit for around 10 or so minutes
Step 3) Pour Hot Water Into Toilet
The goal with this step is simply to activate the dish soap used in step two. You don’t want to pour too much, and you certainly don’t want to pour enough to cause bowl overflow. After you pour in the hot water, we recommend waiting 5 minutes to allow for break down.
Step 4) Repeat Steps 2 & 3 As Necessary
If you do not clear the clog after flushing during step 3, we recommend you repeat steps 2 & 3 several times. This will allow a further break down each time.
These four steps should really help you to successfully deal with a clogged toilet when no plunger is in sight. Make sure to be modest, and don’t rush the process.