Have you ever found yourself in the unfortunate predicament of needing a plunger but cannot seem to find one? Maybe you lost the one plunger you had to a puppy teething or last year's Halloween costume never made it home.
At this point, you are trying as hard as you can to will the waste down, meanwhile shouts of encouragement and pleas leave your mouth in hopes of sweet talking the toilet to answer your wishes and flush. However, when the realization sets in that your pleas are falling short, there is no need to panic. There are three simple solutions to unclogging a toilet that do not involve a plunger.
The first solution is to wait. Waiting allows the water time to soften and loosen the blockage.
The second option requires a little more work. With this option you will need two items: dish soap and a bucket. First, place a generous amount of dish soap into the bowl of the toilet. Second, fill the bucket with hot water. Third, slowly pour the hot water into the toilet bowl. The dish soap should help loosen the blocked waste and allow it to flush.
The last simple solution involves vacuuming out the blockage. With this option make sure to use a wet and dry vacuum cleaner. The vacuum will first suck out all of the water in the bowl. Once all the water is removed place the hose into the drain and this should suck out the clog.
These solutions, along with your shouts of encouragement, should do the trick.