There is never a right time to experience a clogged toilet. The moment we realize that a toilet bowl won’t flush, we immediately find ourselves in utter panic and if it occurs while you’re in your friend or neighbor’s house, feelings of embarrassment quickly fills your entire being. Besides, your feelings of panic will also be worsened when you notice a plunger is nowhere in sight. So, to avoid seeing yourself in the same situation again, better be armed with effective tips on how you can unclog a toilet even when there is no hanger or plunger in the toilet or bathroom.

Baking Soda and Vinegar

Baking soda and vinegar are non toxic substances that can help you unclog a toilet when a plunger is not handy. You can also see some information here on how you can use baking soda and vinegar to unclog your toilet. Pour the baking soda to the toilet and then after a few minutes slowly pour the vinegar. You will then see some bubbles coming out as a reaction. This is why you should pour the vinegar slowly to avoid the water from overflowing or splashing. Leave the mixture in your toilet bowl for several minutes and allow it to work its magic. Afterwards, flush the toilet to see if it has unclogged.

Dish Soap and Hot Water

Heat up a gallon of water on the stove and while waiting for it to become hot, you may start squirting some dish soap into the clogged toilet. Now, you can start pouring slowly the hot water into the toilet bowl. Hot water does a great job in softening the clogged substance in the toilet. Leave it for several minutes to give it time to soften the clog. You will then see the toilet bowl flushing freely.

Epsom salt, Baking Soda and Dish Detergent

Mix all these substances so you can create your own declogger. Combine 2 cups of baking soda with ¼ cup Epsom Salt and 10 tablespoons of dish detergent. However, don’t mix all the detergent all at once. Add the dish detergent one at a time. Once you got everything thoroughly mixed, start pouring the mixture into muffin liners. Leave them overnight to dry and harden. The following day, drop this mixture a.k.a toilet bomb into the toilet bowl, add four cups of water  and then leave it for a few hours. You will be surprised to see your toilet unclogged once you come back.

Liquid Bleach

Pour three cups of bleach into your clogged toilet. Then, wait for at least ten minutes so that the bleach will have time to soften the clogged substance inside the toilet bowl. 

Shampoo or Bar of Soap

In the absence of a dish detergent, you may also use shampoo or a bar of soap. You can use any substance which you think could help lubricate or effervesce the clogged toilet. 

So, the next time you have a clogged toilet, try reaching out for the above mentioned household substances first before you resort to those unclogging chemicals that may not only be expensive but can also be harmful to health. Now that you’re armed with these nuggets of easy techniques for unclogging a toilet, you will no longer find yourself panicking the next time you encounter such a situation.