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01 Sep 2020

Unclog a Toilet Without a Plunger

Clogged toilets are a homeowner’s nightmare. Nobody wants to be the one to unclog a toilet, but it must be done. Grab the plunger and some gloves and get to it. Oh, wait. No plunger? How are you supposed to unclog the toilet without a plunger?

No worries, Sacramento! We have plumber suggestions for unclogging a toilet without a plunger. 

Try one of these methods if you find yourself without a plunger.

Turn Off the Water Supply to the Toilet
This prevents the water from overflowing and causing a mess in your home. It will also save you a lot of time and effort in cleaning.
pouring water out
Reduce the Amount of Water in the Bowl
Do this if the water is overflowing by manually removing some of the water from the bowl. This way, whatever you use to unblock the toilet will not cause spillover in your bathroom.
liquid soap instead of a plunger
Use Lubrication
Dish soap or shampoo works well in unclogging blocked toilets. By squirting generous amounts of it into the toilet, it allows the obstruction to slide through and into the sewage system. You can also try cutting a bar soap into small pieces and throwing them into the bowl.
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Use Hot water
Hot water can be used to loosen the obstruction. Gently pour very hot water into the bowl. Make sure it is not boiling to prevent it from breaking your porcelain bowl.

hot water can unclog toilets
Give it a few moments
The soap and hot water are unlikely to work immediately. Give the mixture a few minutes for the obstruction to slide its way down the drainage, if this fails, pour some more soap and hot water. Make sure you do not cause an overflow.

Use Vinegar and Baking Soda
If lubrication and hot water fail to get rid of the obstruction, your next step should be to use vinegar and baking soda. Pour 1 cup of baking soda and 2 cups of vinegar into the bowl. This is aimed at breaking down the obstruction. Keep in mind that the mixture will react and cause a lot of fizzing and bubbling. Therefore, make sure that the bowl does not have too much water or else it will spill over.
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Unclogging a Toilet Without a Plunger Fails
If unclogging your toilet without a plunger fails, your Sacramento plumber will be able to unclog your toilet in no time. Contact Clark & Rush for plumbing services for your home. As your most trusted Sacramento plumbers, we are always a phone call away from offering you our superior services and value for your money.

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