How to Fix a Clogged Toilet Without a PlungerPosted
Have a Clogged Toilet and No Plunger? No Problem!
One of the most common household plumbing problems is having a clogged toilet. Sooner or later, it will happen to all of us, and the first response is to grab a plunger to try to fix the problem.
But what if you don’t have a plunger? What do you do then?
There’s no need to panic. Read on, and your friends at Liberty Plumbing will tell you what to do if the toilet is clogged and you don’t have a plunger.
First, however, if the clog is really bad and troublesome, you may have to call in the professionals from Liberty Plumbing for help, but before you do that, try these simple home remedies.
Five Home Remedies for a Clogged Toilet
Try Using Dish Soap
Pour about ½ cup of liquid dish soap into the toilet bowl. The soap provides some lubrication for the plumbing pipes, and that may be enough to allow the clog to slip through.
Baking Soda and Vinegar
This mixture is an alternative to dish soap. Pour one cup of baking soda and two cups of vinegar into the bowl and let the chemical reaction fizz for about a half hour. If that doesn’t work, try the next step, hot water.
Add Hot Water
If the dish soap or the baking soda/vinegar mixture doesn’t remedy the problem, then try adding some hot water to either. Fill a bucket with hot water from your tap, and holding the bucket at waist height, pour the water into the toilet bowl. The force of the falling hot water, combined with the soap or baking soda/vinegar mix may move that stubborn clog.
Note: Do not use boiling water to try to clear a clog as this could create cracks in your porcelain toilet.
A Straightened Coat Hanger
If you don’t happen to have a drain auger in your toolbox, a coat hanger may do the trick. Straighten the hanger and then push one end into the clogged area. Keep prodding the clog until it comes loose and flows down the drain.
A Large Plastic Bottle
First, put on some rubber gloves, and then use a small container and bucket to remove as much water as you can from the toilet bowl.
Next, fill a large plastic bottle with warm water and place your thumb over the top. Place the top of the bottle into the small drain opening in the bowl, remove your thumb, and squeeze the bottle to force water down the drain. This added pressure may dislodge the clog.
Liberty Plumbing – At Your Service 24/7
If these home remedies don’t work, your next step is to call a plumber, and the plumbers to call are the professionals at Liberty Plumbing. We’re the premier plumbing company serving the greater Atlanta area. From unclogging toilets to repiping services and everything in between, we can do it all!
And pay no attention to the time, or the day of the week. Our plumbing professionals are on call to provide emergency services, 24/7, 365 days of the year.
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Whatever your plumbing needs are, call Liberty Plumbing at (678) 902-1088, and our professionals will be right over to assist you.