How to Unclog a Toilet Without a Plunger - 3 Simple Steps

How to Unclog a Toilet Without a Plunger - 3 Simple Steps


How to Unclog a Toilet Without a Plunger - 3 Simple Steps

We have all been there. Well, maybe you haven’t, but I know I have. You clog the toilet and there isn’t a plunger available. How are you going to unclog a toilet without a plunger? It’s a reasonable question and if you’re reading this, I’m sure you’d like to know how!

While these steps should solve your problem, there is a chance that they won’t. Also, these steps only apply to toilets that have not overflown. If that’s the case for you, Great Pros has plumbers on standby to help out with more severe issues! Click here and we’ll connect you with a price in a matter of minutes! Without further ado, here are 3 simple steps to unclog a toilet without a plunger.


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3 Steps to Fix a Clogged Toilet Without a Plunger

  1. Get out the dish soap and shampoo! Dish soap and shampoo should allow everything to slide down the pipe easier once you let the contents sit for a while. Don’t be shy and use plenty of shampoo or soap. Cutting up a bar of soap will also accomplish the same, but could take a little longer to dissolve and provide the same results.
  2. Add some hot water. Adding hot water will further allow the contents to break up and move through the pipes easier. Make sure not to add too much to prevent a potential overflow when you flush. Also make sure the water is not boiling to prevent any further damage to the bowl or pipes.
  3. Let it sit. After pouring the contents in the bowl, allow everything to sit so it can break up and slide through the pipes easily. It’s possible that you will need to repeat the first two steps and you may also want to unravel a hanger or something similar to push any additional contents down the drain.

As stated before these steps may or may not work for you. Great Pros specializes in home hacks like this, but we also understand some problems are much more difficult to solve. As always, we are here to help and one of our plumbers would be happy to assist your needs. Great Pros is capable of helping homeowners with any home projects and we’d love to be considered for your next project, cleaning, or repair!