4 Ways to Unclog Your Toilet Without a Plunger

We know how frustrating it can be having to deal with a clogged toilet, especially during these days. That’s why we’ve detailed the best ways to unclog a toilet without a plunger to make your life easier.

Use Dish Soap

Dish soap is designed to break down grease and other food waste it comes into contact with. Because of this, it’s almost just as effective at breaking down toilet clogs. If you have the time to let it sit and wait, dish soap can help to unclog a toilet.

Squeeze at least a cup of dish soap into the toilet bowl and let it sit for thirty to forty minutes. After that, check to see if the water has started to lower in the bowl, which is a sign that the soap is working. If the water is lowering, then you can feel comfortable trying to flush.

Use Epsom Salt

Epsom salt isn’t something that everyone has on hand, but if you do have it lying around it can work in a pinch. When poured into a bowl, it creates a fizzy chemical reaction that can help unclog and clear drains. Give it about fifteen minutes to do its thing before you attempt to flush again.

Use Hot Water

It’s really important to differentiate between the two here. Hot water will unclog the toilet by melting away the blockage. Boiling water can cause toilet bowl ceramic to crack which is a much more irritating issue to deal with.

Get as big a bucket you can handle and fill it with not-quite-boiling water. The movement of the water combined with the heat will help remove and flush the clog.

If nothing else works, it might just be time to call on the plumbing professionals from JCN Plumbing. We’re always ready to help when our customers contact us.

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