When I first moved into my condo, my family found itself with an almost daily routine of plunging the toilets. It was super frustrating and gross. After several weeks I couldn’t help but wonder if their might be an easier way to unclog a toilet.
Although we were lovers of the ultra cushy toilet paper, our toilets had a different opinion. After a period of trial and error and a ton of plunging, I ended up switching brands to a one ply paper. Needless to say the family wasn’t pleased, but it did end the constant plunging situation.
Of course, every now and then the toilet still gets stuffed up and needs a good plunging.
One day, I found myself almost in tears because after nearly one hour I couldn’t get the toilet to flush. I found this method and I swear it was almost miraculous.
If your family’s toilets are constantly plagued with constant clogs, you’re going to love this.
How To Unclog A Toilet With or Without A Plunger
Let the water go down as much as possible
Get a pot and fill it with warm water. Make sure it’s not too hot; you should be able to put your hand in the water without burning yourself. If the water is too hot it will crack your toilet.
Get some dish soap (any will do) and put about a 1/4 cup of dish soap into the pot.
From a standing position, pour the water and dish soap into the toilet.
DO NOT FLUSH! Leave it alone for about 20 minutes.
A couple of plunges should do the trick and the toilet will be unclogged.
Without a doubt, this is the plunger you need if you are plunging toilets. It’s far better than the old fashioned cup and wood handle type.
Now for the method that doesn’t need a plunger…
Without A Plunger Method
Take some dish soap (any brand will do) and pour 1-2 cups of dish soap into the toilet.
Leave it along for about 20 minutes.
I’ve used both methods and prefer the plunger method. I’m not sure why. I think old habits are hard to break. But I know people who’ve both methods with great success.
Hope it works for you so you can end your battle with the plunger.
Note: I'm not a plumber. So, if you have any hesitation to using this method or you're not sure what's stopping the toilet from flushing, call a professional plumber.