How to unclog your toilet without a plunger?

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Toilet cleaning is one of the most disgusting household chores you can imagine. For obvious reasons. Whether it’s fixing the toilet or just cleaning it once a week, it’s definitely the least favorable of all your chores. But the worst situation you can encounter in this already disgusting place? A clogged toilet. The most disgusting of all disgusting.

But what about that horrible situation: when the toilet is clogged and you don’t have an unclogger on hand? It’s too horrible to imagine, right? Well, it’s actually possible to solve this conundrum without that necessity.

If you’re faced with a clogged toilet and don’t have a plunger (or don’t want to use a plunger because it’s too gross), try this Brit tip from Build TV. It’s not guaranteed to work every time, but people have written in to say that it has worked for them many times. In this particular case (although it was staged, technically speaking), this method got rid of a very large ball of paper towel, which gives us hope that this technique can handle some of your worst clogging situations. It’s also interesting to note that while in the video below Brit uses dish soap, others have said that liquid laundry detergent works even better.

Here’s what you’ll need and what you’ll need to do to get your toilet working properly again.

Materials :
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Instructions :
Pour a generous amount of liquid soap into the toilet bowl, about half a cup. The soap is denser and heavier than water and should fall to the bottom of the bowl.
Let the liquid soap sit in the bowl for 20 to 30 minutes. Over time, the soap will seep into the cap and lubricate the trap.
After 20 minutes, fill a container with hot water and pour it into the bowl. Be careful not to overflow the bowl. Slowly, the plug should pop out.
The total time for the project is about half an hour, including the 20 minutes you have to wait to let the bowl unclog. So, for the physical work, it should take about 10 minutes of your time. Considering that it often takes close to half an hour of intense diving with a more traditional method, this is obviously a fairly simple method.

This method doesn’t work for all clogs, but people have reported success by repeating steps 1-3 if the clog wasn’t removed the first time. Some said they did it at night and the clog was gone by morning. And being able to fix a clog without getting your elbows in the toilet water? It’s well worth trying this trick.

If you don’t have the necessary cleaning products, we also suggest this technique, which consists of using a toilet brush wrapped in a plastic bag. With these two simple items, you can create a makeshift suction cup in no time.

Do you have any tips or tricks for unclogging a drain?

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