How To: 5 DIY Methods for Unclogging a Clogged Toilet Without a Plunger

5 DIY Methods for Unclogging a Clogged Toilet Without a Plunger

Got a clogged toilet on your hands? Before you call the plumber or bust out the plunger, try one of the five DIY methods listed below, all of them incorporating common tools or ingredients easily found in your closet, kitchen or medicine cabinet.

If you already have liquid dishwashing soap in your kitchen, simply add a few squirts to your clogged bowl and then follow with a pot of hot water poured in from waist-level height. Ideally, the soapiness and the weight of the hot water being poured into the bowl will help clear out whatever is clogging your drain.

If that fails, you can also try the wire coat hanger method, the baking soda and white vinegar method, or the vacuum method (wet/dry vacuum cleaners only!).

If you have silicone muffin liners, you can also whip up a big batch of DIY toilet bombs out of baking soda, Epsom salt, and liquid dish detergent, then save them for future use.

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I have 4 squeeeky doors on my car...2001 Buick that still runs...i cant find my WD 40...cant wait to use a tip and my olive oil or petroleum jelly...

Best way to unblock toilet is to get a mop and put plastic carrier bag over mop head secure and use like a plunger it's works every time for me

If mop doesn't clear, or you don't fancy using your mop, a empty plastic 2ltr juice bottle keep cap on cut bottom of the empty bottle and home made plunger, or lift lid and cover wc opening the top of bowl with cling film after a flush then you have a closed vacuum, just like cpr use open hand and pump, definitely don't use any drain cleaners or the bowl cleaners that clip on rim, as they are the exact diameter of the 110 mm waste pipe and in any case wash hands or where gloves

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