Do you know how to unclog a toilet without a plunger?

Do you ever find yourself in a situation where you need to unclog a toilet without a plunger, but have no idea how? I know that I’ve been there before and it’s not fun. Luckily, there are some easy ways to unclog your toilet with items that most people already have around their house! We’ll go over three different methods here so read on for all of them!

1) The First Method: Probably the Easiest

Use hot water and dish soap. Fill up about 2-3 cups of hot water (yes, just any old cup will do!). Add one tablespoonful of dish soap and pour this mixture into the clogged toilet bowl. This should loosen things right up as the dish soap should do a good job at breaking up the clogged water.

This is an easy way to unclog your toilet without a plunger and it could solve your problem with just this one step! But if you want, read on for some of the others that we’ll talk about today.

If using hot water doesn’t work or if there’s more than one thing in the bowl blocking things from moving through then try method two!

2) The Second Method: Push Something Else Down There

If above the solution has not worked yet then don’t worry. Because I’m going to give you two more options to try as well before we go back to trying something else. The first option that you can always try is pushing another object down the drain. This can be done by using a plunger, some toilet paper, or even a string to push things down there!

Since this is where most of your weight will go it should work for you. If not then try method three which is pushing up on the handle and see how that works out for you too before we give up all hope yet!

3) The Third Method: Pushing Up On the Handle

The third option to try is pushing up on the handle. To do this you are going to need a plunger, some toilet paper or string, and a bucket of water nearby to push down when it starts unclogging again.

So, if you use a plunger, you will want to place the end of it over where the water is coming out and push it down. This should trap some air in there and create pressure on what’s clogging up your toilet so that it can be pushed down into the septic tank below.

If you are using something like a string or a piece of toilet paper then all you need to do is try pushing that object as far down as possible until it starts to move freely again. If this doesn’t work, just use more force!

Once everything seems unstopped give the handle one final pump which should clear out whatever was blocking your toilet from working right once again! You did it! Good job!!


When a toilet is clogged, it can be frustrating. If your plunger doesn’t work then you may need to get creative in order to find something that will. Keep these tips in mind and hopefully, they’ll help you out!

Thank You for reading this DIY guide! I hope this helps somebody with their problem of how to unclog a toilet without a plunger!!