Unclog A Toilet When You Do Not Have A Plunger

August 20, 2019

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Have you ever been at a friend’s house and wonder "what if" you flush the toilet to only see the bowl water start to rise and no plunger in site! First off, remain calm and don't panic because we have a hack you can do to get things flowing again.  It involves you pouring hot water into the clogged bowl and considering the bowl is probaby close to overflowing, you'll need for the water level to lower a bit.  While you wait for that to happen, turn on the sink faucet and get the water as hot as possible. While that is happening, search around for some cleaning agent.  Liquid hand soap, shampoo, Epsom salts, or even a bath bomb. This will work as a lubricant for whatever is causing the clog. When you find it, pour a lot of it into the toilet bowl. Now that you have your lubricant in place, find a cup or container and start pouring hot water from the sink into the toilet bowl. Again, the hotter the better here. But don’t flush yet! Once you’ve added a gallon or so of hot water (or as much as you can without risking overflowing), it's time for the hot water and cleaning product to do its magic, so wait. After a few minutes, the soap should work its way down into the clog and you should see the toilet bowl water level start to go down a bit. Add some more liquid soap and hot water, then give it another couple minutes. Now you can make a judgement call and decide when it’s time to flush. Hopefully, everything goes down smoothly when you do.

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SOURCE: Lifehacker

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