How many times have you been in a situation where there’s no plunger, or snake to unclog the toilet? Or how about that time when the plunger just wasn’t cutting it for you? Well, never fear! This can be anything from hair to baby wipes to food particles. In this Guide, I will discuss various ways to unclog your toilet without the use of a plunger or snake.
Various Methods to Unclog a Toilet Without a Plunger or Snake.
- Unclog toilets using drain cleaning chemicals
- Unclog toilets using Plain Hot Water
- Unclog toilets using Dish Soap
- Unclog toilets using Epsom Salt
- Unclog toilets using Baking Soda and Vinegar
- Unclog toilets using A Wire Hanger
- Unclog toilets using A Toilet Brush
- Unclog toilets using a Vacuum Valve
The safety equipment you need to while unclogging a toilet:
- Safety goggles
- Gloves (to avoid contact with fecal matter)
- Large bucket or container to catch water and toilet contents
The first thing you need to do is make sure the area around your toilet is clean. You don’t want any of that grody stuff getting on anything else, right? Next, turn off the main valve for the house so no one can accidentally flush while you’re working on unclogging it.
How do I unclog toilets using drain cleaning chemicals?
First and foremost, always wear protective gloves when handling anything with these substances so as not to get any on your skin! Next pour some drain cleaning chemicals into the water near the blockage and wait for at least 30 minutes or more until it loosens whatever is blocking the pipes. After that, flush the toilet repeatedly until the water runs clear.
How do I unclog toilets using Plain Hot Water?
In this guide, we’re going to be using plain hot water as a way to unclog toilets without using a plunger or snake.
First, pour some boiling water directly into the toilet bowl and let it sit for at least 10-15 minutes. Next, come back again with a bucket of cold water and flush to get rid of whatever was clogging your pipes.
How do I unclog toilets using Dish Soap?
In this guide, we’re going to be using dish soap as a way to unclog toilets without using a plunger or snake.
In this method, all you need is five tablespoons of liquid dish soap mixed in a gallon of warm (not boiling) water. Pour the solution down into the drain opening at the base of the bowl and allow 15 minutes before flushing or plunging like usual. Make sure there’s plenty of room in the bowl when filling with mixture otherwise you might end up with a sudsy mess.
How do I unclog toilets using Epsom Salt?
In this guide, we’re going to be using Epsom salt as a way to unclog toilets without needing a plunger or snake.
First, add half a cup of Epsom salts into, One to two cups of Baking soda and 4-5 cups of detergent in the toilet bowl before flushing it again after about 60-90 minutes – if there is still no change then repeat the process two more times.
This method is more effective where the above methods are less effective.
How do I unclog toilets using a Wire Coat Hanger?
We’re going to be using wire hangers as a way to unclog the toilet. First, straighten out your wire hanger so that it’s in an “L” shape and stick one end of the L shaped metal hook into the drain hole on top of the U-shaped pipe just under the rim where you would sit down if you were about to use your bathroom for its intended purpose. Next, take hold of both ends of the straightened-out part of your wire with each hand by holding them together at 90 degrees from each other – then bend like lightning towards the U-shaped pipe. This should create a back pressure that will obstruct the bottom of your toilet to unclog and push up through the drain hole.
How do I Unclog toilets using Baking Soda and Vinegar?
This unclogging solution is by far my favorite because not only does it save on buying cleaning products and toilet brushes, but it also creates a chemical reaction that unclogs the obstruction.
- 1-2 cup of Baking Soda
- 1-2 cup of Vinegar
Baking soda and vinegar are natural chemical cleaners that can be used to unclog toilets. The items are available as regular household items. The process for unclogging a toilet with baking soda is fairly simple: All you have to do is pour in about two or three tablespoons of baking powder on the toilet bowl then add one cup of vinegar into the bowl, wait until it foams up. Wait for 15-30 minutes and then, drop some water in the bowl. After about 15-30 minutes or so of doing this, you should be able to flush your toilet once again without any problems!
Pro Tip: Cover the face with a mask and keep your room freshener ready, This is not something that smells super nice (you’ll notice vinegar’s distinctive odor), but will unclog pretty much anything.
How do I Unclog toilets using a Toilet Brush?
To unclog toilets using a toilet Brush follow the following process:
Hold the toilet brush as you would if it were a regular toothbrush and scrub along the rim of your toilet bowl.
Continue brushing in one direction, down towards the pipe opening with circular motions until there’s no more residue or debris on the surface.
Rinse off excess water from the bottom of the toilet to prevent mold growth.
How do I Unclog toilets using a Vacuum Valve?
To unclog toilets using a vacuum valve follow the following process:
First, use it to empty the water from the bowl. Next, wrap the hose in an old rag to create a seal, then stick the vacuum a few inches down the drain. When you turn on the vacuum, it should suck out the clog. Again, don’t forget the rubber gloves!
Caution: This is not the regular Vaccum used at Home. Dry and Wet Vaccum is available at the local hardware store.
What is wet/dry vacuum?
A wet/dry vacuum is a pump that sucks up water and other liquids.
Which is the best method to unclog a toilet without a plunger or snake?
The best method is to call the Plumber, call Plumber for professional help. But in case this solution is not available, try the above methods best available at the moment and check if it works.
In case you need to use one from above, Baking Soda and Vinegar is the best option recommended from the above solutions. Baking Soda and Vinegar is found to work best on unclogging the toilet in tough situations as well.
What is a plunger?
A plunger is a rubber cup with an attached handle. It’s used to push down on the surface of the water in your toilet bowl, and this creates suction that can help unclog items stuck in your toilet (such as hair or baby wipes). Place it tightly over the opening at the top of your toilet bowl so all parts are submerged below water level. Then thrust up and down rapidly until you see signs of movement from whatever was blocking the pipe
What is a snake?
If clogged toilets without plungers don’t work, then use a “snake” – also known as a plumbing auger! This device comes in many different shapes and sizes but they usually have one common goal: to be inserted through various pipes to break up clogs. If you’re in doubt about the size of your pipe, it’s best to contact a plumber before attempting this DIY project
Will a toilet eventually unclog itself?
No, a toilet will not unclog itself. This is when you need to take action and fix the problem yourself! or call a plumber. The most common reasons that toilets get clogged are hair, baby wipes, or other items flushed down the toilet such as dental floss or tiny toys. This Guide has shed some light on how to unclog your toilet even without needing a plunger or snake.
What happens if you flush a clogged toilet?
If you flush a clogged toilet, the water level will rise and overflow out of the toilet bowl. This is an incredibly messy situation! I recommend using a plunger to unclog your toilet as soon as possible for this reason. If it doesn’t work with one try or if there’s no improvement after two tries, then use the snake that comes in many plumbing kits to get under where material may be stuck on the sidewall of your toilet trap pipe.