How to unclog a toilet full of poop and water? That dreaded question that you’ve been typing into your search engine every few minutes finally has an answer. This may be the dirtiest, smelliest, and least glorious task in the entire bathroom, but it’s very easy to accomplish once you know how to do it.
Before working on the toilet bowl, first, check if the sewer network is not blocked. If the sewer pipe is blocked, you can unclog the toilet trap way quickly. You’ll have to clear it to unclog the toilet. Several techniques are available to you. Come on, follow the guide, we’ll tell you everything and we’ll see what we can do to quickly unblock the toilets. Just ensure you protect yourself with gloves and glasses.
How to Unclog a Toilet Without a Plunger With Poop
Using a plunger can break the wax seal of your toilet, causing a leak. This is why many plumbers don’t advise this option. Working with the following tools will not affect any of the drainage systems (sewer or septic tank). In short, asides from the unblocking liquid or tool, you only have to cover your nose.
Method 1: Unblock a toilet with liquid dish soap
A clogged toilet shouldn’t slow down your day or cost you money. So, before you cancel your trip or workday to host an unblocking company, try unblocking naturally with a little washing-up liquid. A simple but very often effective unclogging method for small clogs is with the use of a liquid dish. The cleaning agents that make up the dishwashing liquid will help break the blockage and provide lubrication to the pipe network. Within 15 minutes, your toilet will be functional again and you will be able to go about your business again.
- To try this method out, heat a pot of water over medium heat. Choose a pot with side handles for better control when pouring water.
- Pour 1/2 cup of liquid dish soap down the toilet. Let the soap sit for 10 minutes. Remove the pot from the heat before it begins to bubble and boil.
- Pour the hot water into the toilet quickly. The water poured will help break down the plug and clear the obstruction from the WC. Hold the pot by the side handles to avoid splashing yourself with the hot water.
- Repeat the unclogging process with liquid soap and hot water, if necessary. This is the first toilet unclogging method to be implemented when the clog is not too serious.
Method 2: Unclog the toilet with a hanger
When the clogging is near your toilet opening or your child has dropped and stuck a toy in the toilet, a simple and inexpensive method is to use a hanger to unclog your clogged toilet. This nevertheless involves a major drawback, the risk of scratching the ceramic of your toilet. The use of metal on ceramic causes scratches that can be significant and deep, in which case you will not be able to remove the traces in your WC.
- Find yourself a wire hanger. It should be wire and not plastic, as these are flexible and can be straightened easily.
- Cut one end using a tool and or remove the metal knot.
- Raise the hanger so that it is straight. Leave the hook at one end.
- Scoop out some of the water from the toilet using a container.
- Insert the hook and push the hanger all the way. You can also protect your toilet from scratches by covering your hanger with several layers of cellophane-type plastic film.
- Turn the hanger in a circular motion on each side to try to hook and remove the blockage to unclog and free the pipe.
- Use the “hook” on the hanger to grab the items that are lodged in the toilet and remove them.
- If the toilet unblocking with a hanger fails to remove the plug, a suction cup system or snake will have to be used.
Method 3: The toilet bowl brush or broom
What if we made a sort of big toilet brush to unclog all this? Nothing could be simpler. Wrap a broom handle in rags to form a kind of piston that adheres well to the walls of the trapway. To use it, wet the rags and use the stick as a suction cup.
Then, thoroughly move it vigorously up and down in the drainpipe of the toilet.
Method 4: Unclog the toilet with a toilet auger
Well, of course, not everyone has a toilet auger to unclog the toiletries at home, but suppose your neighbor or family has one, borrow it. Except for the first picture, you will find all the other toilet augers in a hardware store.
The handling is very simple. To remove the plug, use the flexible unblocker by inserting the end of the flexible cable into the trapway of the toilet bowl. Turn the crank to help it reach the toilet trap.
Stir everything vigorously so that it can break up the clog. After flushing the toilet to remove impurities, thoroughly clean the toilet bowl, send it down with bleach, and then rinse with clean water.
You should hear a significant gurgling of water rushing out very quickly.
If you don’t have a toilet auger in your hand? Well, all you have to do is make it yourself. You can use a metal hanger, as earlier explained. Unfold the hanger to go as deep as possible and thus “scrape the clogging”.
Method 5: Unblocking with a Karcher
This high-pressure cleaner is particularly effective for unclogging your pipes. You need to add an unblocker that can be purchased as a kit in DIY stores or a flexible hose with a nozzle. You can use the Karcher when you have not been able to unblock your toilet with the other methods, and you assume that the plug is further down the pipe or when it is too compact.
Advance the hose with four high-pressure jets backward. The marking ring on the hose allows you to follow its progress. The propelled water will dissolve the plug as well as all the residues stagnant in the pipe.
Method 6: The pump unblocker
This tool is also called a vacuum pump. Although it is expensive to purchase, it is very efficient. You can possibly rent it. Pull the plunger up as far as it can go, then place it at the bottom of the bowl to block the trapway. Hold it firmly and then exert pumping movements (up and down) with the plunger. Repeat until the water flows normally.
How to Use a Plunger With Poop in the Toilet
The special unblocking suction cups have the characteristic of having a longer handle as well as a wider rubber cup. To remove the plug, insert the plunger as far as possible to the bottom of the trapway of the bowl. Hold the handle of the suction cup, pump, moving it vigorously up and down. Watch out for poop SPLASHES!!!
Wait, don’t you have a suction cup? You can unclog the toilet with a bottle. You can do it with a water bottle that is cut into two.
Natural or Chemical Products to Unclog Your Toilets?
Don’t feel like handling a tool? Perhaps you do not want to stay too long in the toilet and just want to let liquify products do the job. Note, these are less effective than using tools. Nothing beats putting your hands in the engine, as they say. But among the following, you should be able to find one that will be available to you and work for you.
NB: Make the distinction between products for septic tank and sewerage
1. Enzyme based unblockers for septic tanks or collective septic network
Use a product that contains a mixture of enzymes that “eat up” waste. Products of this type can be purchased at home improvement stores. Enzyme-based unblockers are non-corrosive and can be used in all pipes. Just follow the product’s instructions. This product only works on organic type waste.
It is a method of unblocking that requires a little patience, not very fast, but it can unclog your toilet in one night while sleeping.
Containing living organisms such as enzymes and bacteria, which feed on our organic waste such as soaps, grease, starches, stool, etc. These products naturally break down the clogging without “killing” bacteria and other enzymes in the septic tank. It can be used if you are connected to a septic tank.
They only need time to work. Apply it in the toilet at night and leave it on overnight. If the plug is organic, it should be liquefied in the morning.
2. Unclog the toilet with vinegar and baking soda
Baking soda is an item you should always have at home. In addition to the many cleaning methods that we know, the all-purpose baking soda powder is also effective in treating blocked pipes. In addition, it allows the effective treatment of pipe odors.
Sodium bicarbonate comes in the form of crystals or powder and can be bought in supermarkets. It is a natural product. To treat your pipe odor problem or, more simply, to unclog your toilet, here is the method to follow:
- Heat a pot of water over medium heat. Choose a pot with side handles for better control when pouring water.
- Pour 1/2 cup of baking soda in your toilet to unclog or remove bad odors.
- Remove the pot from the heat before it begins to bubble and boil and mix in half a cup of vinegar.
- Pour the hot water and vinegar mixture into the toilet and close the bowl.
- Leave on for 30 minutes (the reaction of the mixture of hot water + baking soda + vinegar will produce bubbles which can seem to be really much, but it’s completely harmless)
- Rinse your pipes to remove deposits.
Tips: If you do not have baking soda, you can replace this with a cube of yeast. The effect is, however less effective.
This simple and natural method makes it possible to unclog toilets rather easily by eliminating small deposits of fat and tartar. It is also recommended in the preventive treatment of pipe plugs and bad odors.
3. Coca-Cola: the drink that cleans your toilets
This drink has very unique virtues and can be used in different ways. It can also unclog your toilets thanks to its slight acidity due to the presence of phosphoric and carbonic acids it contains. You could replace it with any other soft drink.
Pour between 125 and 250 ml of pure Coke all around the rim of the bowl. Leave it on for at least an hour. The best if you want to descale your toilet is to leave it on overnight. Flush the toilet; the scale should come off quite easily. To unclog your toilet, you will have to repeat the operation several times in a row.
Another option: for even more results, you can heat the Coke in the microwave without boiling it and pour it directly into the bowl. You can also pour it after having already left a mixture of bicarbonate and white vinegar to reinforce the action of the products.
Unclogging a Toilet Is Easier Than the Problem Seems!
We’ve shown you what to do if your toilet is clogged. But there are still other methods and products we didn’t mention. Caustic soda is only for toilets connected to the sewer. Do not use soda-based products if you are connected to a septic tank. You would kill all living things that break up organic matter in the septic tank. You can unclog the toilets with Coca-Cola, vinegar, hot water, dishwashing liquid, and so on. With just Coca-Cola dishwashing liquid, you may be able to whiten the walls a little but certainly not unclog them. Finally, prevention and maintenance are the keys to having a trapway that is free of solids. Some toilet designs, however clog frequently. You can use one or a combination of the unclogging methods to free up the toilet anytime this occurs.