How To Unclog Your Toilet – Tips For Bathroom Success

I once came to the apartment from a class only to find the following posted on the bathroom door: “the toilet is clogged – we went to school to sh*t, good luck . Not a happy feeling. But at least I didn’t had any emergencies.

Ok, what to do now?

Let us discuss how I unclogged the toilet and how else you can do it.


1. Flush the toilet once more. JUST ONCE!

If you’re super lucky it can get unclogged like that. But thats almost never the case.

Don’t flush it twice or more because you’ll risk getting a lot of water in the bathroom and potentially having a flood on your hands.

In case you don’t know, a flood in the bathroom can be more than gross – it can ruin your whole apartment, especially if it’s upstairs!


2. Hot water and detergent mix

This is how I did it. I remembered that a friend told me about this special method he learned from his family.

I started heating up some water (aprox. 3-5 liters) and i’ve added some powder detergent and stirred a bit.

I let the water heat just until its boiling point.

After that i just slowly poured the hot-water-detergent mix into the toilet and left it like that for about an hour.

After that i flushed the toilet and everything stuck down there just went down the pipe, as it should!

This worked because everything that was stuck there got soaked. This made it easier for it to slip away.

Sodium Bicarbonate and Vinegar

3. Sodium Bicarbonate and Vinegar

Put the contents of a sodium bicarbonate box (100-200g) into the toilet. Then pour 1/2 liter of vinegar.

Wait for a bit for the chemistry to happen (10-20-30min).

Pour some hot water and everything should be ok.

plumbing snake

4. Mimic a Plumber Snake

You will most likely not have a plumber snake or any real tool to do this so let us improvise.

Get a wire coat hanger, untwist it and force S-bend into the toilet, as far as you can.

After this, move it back and forth rapidly and also try some circular movement if you can.

If you insist on pushing it enough, it should break the clog and the toilet will begin draining.

Thanks for reading, and do you have any suggestions that we didn’t mention?  Let us know in the comments below!

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