Stuck with an overflowing toilet and no plunger in sight? Don’t panic! Here’s a quick guide to fix that clog with some handy household items.

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If you’re unsure about any of the steps below, don’t hesitate to call Drain Express. We’ve got years of plumbing expertise and can offer advice on how to quickly unclog your toilet. Just give us a shout for more info!

Unclog in 6 Easy Steps

Here’s your easy, step-by-step guide to fix that clogged toilet without a plunger:

Hot Water Method

Start by pouring hot (but not boiling) water into the bowl – about halfway. Let it sit for a bit, then repeat until you notice the water level going down. This can soften and break up the clog.

Dish Soap Technique

If hot water alone doesn’t cut it, add about ¼ cup of dish soap. Let it sit for 5-10 minutes, then pour in more hot water. The soap helps lubricate and break down the clog.

Baking Soda & Vinegar

No luck yet? Mix one cup of baking soda with one cup of white vinegar in the bowl. Let it fizz for 30 minutes, then add hot water. This chemical reaction can help clear stubborn clogs.

Wire Hanger Trick

Straighten a wire hanger, make a small hook at one end, and gently probe inside the pipe. Carefully pull out any blockage, but be gentle to avoid pipe damage.

Toilet Brush Hack

Fill the bowl with hot water and use a toilet brush to push and pull rapidly, creating a suction effect. This might dislodge the clog.

DIY Drain De-Clogger

Avoid chemical cleaners. Instead, mix 2 cups of baking soda, 1/4 cup Epsom salt, and 8-10 tablespoons of dish detergent. Put this mixture in muffin liners, let them harden overnight, and use one “muffin” with 4 cups of water in the toilet bowl.

Call the Pros if Needed

If these tricks don’t work, it’s time to call a pro. Plumbers like us at Drain Express can handle tough clogs and get your toilet running smoothly again. Don’t risk your pipes; let the experts take care of it.

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Not feeling confident about DIY unclogging? Drain Express is here to help with all your plumbing woes, including stubborn toilet clogs. Our skilled team will sort out your problem efficiently.

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