How to Unclog Your Toilet Without a Plunger or Crazy Chemicals
Because you are reading this, you're probably frustrated that your toilet decided to clog up on you today. Perhaps you don't have a plunger and you're in quite a jam.
Or, maybe you have a plunger and it's just not getting the job done. You've plunged, plunged and plunged some more, but to no avail. Shouldn't unclogging your toilet be easier than this? Don't fret, I have the solution for you.
Step One: Boil a Big Pot of Water
Firstly, go to the kitchen. Grab one of your biggest pots, fill it up with water, throw it on the stove and get it boiling (you should put a lid on it as the water will boil much faster that way). This is the first key to the trick.
Step Two: Squirt Liquid Detergent in the Toilet Bowl
Secondly, I'll assume you have a bottle of liquid dish soap. This is the second key to unclogging your toilet by using regular household items.
Take the bottle back to the bathroom and squirt it liberally into the bowl. You don't need to empty half of the bottle, but get a decent amount of it all around in there.
Step Three: Slowly Pour Boiling Water Into Toilet
Now, back to the pot of water. Hopefully it has begun to boil, if not just wait for it. Once it has reached the boiling point (put on some oven mittens if you need to) take it to your clogged toilet bowl.
Now, very slowly and carefully, pour the water into the bowl. You'll want to do this as smoothly as possible as not to make a mess out of potentially very messy situation.
Step Four: Be Relieved
If things worked out the right way, the liquid dish soap acted as a lubricant so the stuff that clogged the pipes was able to slide on down.
The hot water busted through and flushed everything out, slipping down through the pipes with the aid of the dish soap.
If It Didn't Work, Do It Again
If you still have a clogged toilet, don't give up. You can repeat the steps above, it may just need another dose of the secret toilet unclogging trick.
Use This Trick for Your Shower Too (After Plunging)
While we're at it, if you have a backed-up bathtub or shower drain, you can do the same trick. Actually, you may want first try your plunger on your bathtub drain.
Of course you will need to disinfect your plunger, then give it a series of strong plunges over the drain cover. You may have just had a hairball stuck in there that needs to be loosened up.
If that doesn't do the trick, try the magic liquid dish soap / boiling hot water trick. Now you should be ready to enjoy your bathroom to its fullest extent.