In a previous entry, we explained how to unblock a toilet using a plunger. However, you may occasionally find yourself without one handy. Is it possible to unclog your toilet using other methods? Fortunately, the answer is yes. In this article, we share a number of possible methods for dealing with your toilet problem!

Hot water and dish soap

This method is extremely straightforward and will help to unblock most toilets. Apply a generous amount of dish soap to the toilet bowl. After, pour in a pot of hot (but not boiling) water. After a few minutes, flush and you should see some significant improvement.

Baking soda, vinegar and hot water

Another way of resolving blockage is to add one cup of baking soda and one cup of vinegar to your toilet bowl. Then pour some hot water over the mixture. Wait for 5-10 minutes and flush, from which you should see some significant improvement.

These DIY methods might not work in all situations. It’s best to always be prepared to either have a plunger for greater effect or the contact of a trusted and experienced plumber in Los Angeles.

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