Here’s 5 Genius Ways to Unclog Your Toilet Without a Plunger

clogged toilet solutions

There’s only one way to describe a clogged toilet, and that’s gross.

Overflowing water with undesirable things in it spilling out onto your floor is a visual that inspires shudders.

Unfortunately, sometimes a plunger doesn’t cut it.

So, here are five clogged toilet solutions that’ll revolutionize your life.

Let’s dive in.

1.) Bleach

If there’s a chance your toilet will overflow, then you’ll need something that’ll work quicker than dish soap.

Try pouring two or three cups of bleach into the toilet bowl.

Now, add one cup of powdered soap and wait 10 minutes. Then, you can try flushing the toilet to attempt to remove the blockage.

2.) Hanger

Sometimes, the clog is just too big for the above solutions. If that’s the case then its time to use a wire hanger.

  1. Unravel the hanger.
  2. Mold it, so it’s relatively straight
  3. Start poking the hanger down the bowl of the toilet.

You should find this begins to break up the clog until you’re able to safely flush your toilet again.

3.) Shampoo

Another sure-fire way to get rid of the clog in your bathroom is to squirt a decent amount of shampoo into the bowl of the loo, followed by a bucket of really hot, but not boiling water.

Then let the water stay there for 10 minutes. By this time, the water level should lower. If that’s the case you need to repeat the process.

If the water hasn’t filtered away at all, you need to try waiting for another 10 minutes for the shampoo to do its thing.

So, as the water level keeps going down, you need to keep adding shampoo and hot water. Eventually, you should be able to flush all the muck away.

4.) Dish Soap

This is one of the easiest ways to unclog a toilet. Most of us have dish soap in our houses, so chances are you’re good to go with this one!

All you need to do is throw a decent amount of dish soap down the bowl of the toilet and leave it for half an hour.

Then, slowly pour a bucket of warm water down the toilet. Once your bucket is empty, try flushing your loo again. Hopefully, your clog will just disappear.

5.) Plastic Wrap

This solution is for the most drastic of clogs. Unfortunately, sometimes all the other options just won’t work.

In situations like this, you need to get a roll of plastic wrap. Then, cover the bowl of the toilet and try flushing it.

The wrap will begin to bubble. When that happens press down on it. You should notice the pressure from the trapped air forces the dirt away.

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Written by Cary Byrd

Cary Byrd, owner of is on a mission to help people feel better using natural remedies and making wise choices into healthier lives, they love (and truly desire).