How to Fix a Leaking Roof
- 21 May, 2020
- Home and DIY
The rainy season in Ghana typically lasts between May and September each year. During these times, having a leaky roof…
What can be more frustrating than a clogged toilet without a plunger to aid drain it? Not knowing what to do we would say! But don’t worry, we’ve got the right combinations and tricks for you to get rid of an unpleasant flooded toilet below. Surprisingly, they are almost all items you already have at home!
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Pour in Dishwashing Soap
Yes, dishwashing soap works! Simply pour in a substantial amount of the soap into the toilet bowl. Add some hot water and allow it to absorb for some time. If it’s an utmost clog, you can leave it for a much longer period or overnight so you can get the desired results.
The dishwashing soap will lubricate the clog and loosen it, making it easy to move smoothly down the drain. You can use a bar soap in case you do not have a dishwashing soap. Just cut it into smaller portions and you’re good to go.
Use a Wire Hanger
Get that metal wire hanger you have in your wardrobe. Straighten it except for the hook. Now insert it down the clog and nudge it slowly. After a few pokes, you should hear liquid drain. Flush the toilet a number of times to get rid of the clog and its residues entirely. Viola! You’ve gotten rid of your clogged toilet.
Just Hot Water Works Too
Pour hot water into your toilet bowl. Do it gently to avoid any spurting. Also, beware not to use boiling water as it can cause cracks in the porcelain. Let the hot water sit for some minutes and then flush it. The hot water helps disperse the clog, making it seamlessly slide down the drain.
Mix Bleach and Powdered Soap
For tough clogs or a fully flooded toilet bowl, this works wonders. Mix a generous amount of bleach and powdered soap. Make sure the bleach’s amount outweighs the powdered soap. Now pour it into the toilet bowl. Leave it for some time, preferably between 15-20mins. Flush it down a few times to drain the clogged toilet.
Make a Bath Bomb
You can make a bath bomb by mixing Epsom salt, baking soda, and dishwashing soap. Alternatively, you can buy an already made bath bomb at any supermarket near you. If you choose to make it at home, you can do this with 2 cups of baking soda, 1/4 cup of Epsom salt, and 9 tablespoons of dishwashing soap. Stir until you have a fine-coarse mixture. Leave it to dry and harden.
When the hardened state is achieved, put it into the toilet bowl and pour a few pints of water unto it. Leave it for a while to dissolve. This should slack the clog, easing drain eventually.
The sight of a clogged toilet can be disgusting and the effort to drain it without a plunger can be pretty frustrating. However, with these simple ways to unclog a toilet without a plunger, you can easily drain your toilet and get it into a much hospitable state without even realizing the need for a plunger.