The plunger is your first line of defence when it comes to unclogging toilets. Have you ever tried using it over and over again until you get tired but still jammed? Before you call any of the plumbers Sydney professionals to help you out, you may use several ways to solve the problem without professional help. If you find yourself without a plunger, first, try using these methods below to remove the toilet clog.
How to Remove Toilet Clogs Without Using a Plunger
Use hot water and liquid soap.
Pouring hot water with the addition of soap can help loosen the blockage and dislodge the culprit. Here are the procedures below:
- Pour a generous amount of liquid soap into the toilet bowl. Also, dishwashing liquid and shampoo will do but it might be too costly on your part considering that a substantial amount is needed. You may likewise chop a bar of soap into small bits if you don’t have any of those above-mentioned available.
- With caution, pour warm water (not boiling hot water) into the toilet bowl and leave it for a few minutes until the soap is dissolved.
- If you notice the clog starting to slide down the pipe, do the process again.
- Do it a third time until you see the water in the toilet bowl going down.
- After unclogging, flush the toilet several times to ensure that all residues have been completely removed.
Use plain hot water without any soap.
This time you need to cover yourself by wearing a coverall suit, a mask to protect your eye and gloves to protect your hands.
- With a dipper or any small container, remove as much water from the toilet bowl and transfer it into a big bucket. If you possibly can, remove all the waste water.
- Pour warm water into a plastic bottle.
- With your thumb covering the bottle top, fit the topmost part of the bottle into the hole at the bottom of the bowl.
- Once you feel a ‘lock-in’, hold the bottle firmly with both hands then with a little force, squirt the bottle so that water ‘bombards’ the toilet drain. The force should be able to extricate the blockage.
- Pour warm water into the bowl, this time, from a bucket.
- If the water level decreases, it means clogs are slowly removed. If not, repeat procedures No. 2, 3 and 4 several times as needed.
- For the finale, pour another round of hot water this time, approximately 3 quarts to make sure that all residues are removed.
- Wait for around 15 to 20 minutes or until the water has cooled down then flush the toilet.
Use Epsom salt.
- Drop a cup of Epsom salt into the toilet bowl.
- Wait for around 20 minutes to see a bubbling, soapy reaction. This effect can help disintegrate the clog.
- Flush the toilet bowl with hot water.
If all those above fails, there could still be other items just staying idle in your cupboard that are helpful like baking soda and white vinegar. If not, you have to go to the nearest supermarket to buy yourself a plunger.