Having a clogged toilet is a major hassle that can throw a wrench in any plans you have. When you multiply this issue by the fact that your plunger is not even doing its job, then your stress levels start to shoot through the roof. Fortunately, there are other ways that you can use to unclog your toilet without using a plunger.
1. Detergent and Hot Water
Detergent is a great agent to use to help unclog a toilet that's clogged with paper. You actually can use any type of detergent you have on hand – dish soap, shampoo, liquid hand soap, or laundry detergent. Squirt a generous amount of your detergent down the toilet and add hot water. Be sure there are a couple of inches of space left in the toilet bowl to add the water. Be sure it's not boiling water, as it could crack the toilet.
2. Force and Hot Water
This method might involve water splatter, so make sure you are armed with gear such as waterproof gloves, a mask, and eye protection. Put hot water in a large plastic bottle. Locate the outlet (drain) of your toilet. Holding the bottle securely in both hands (and covering the opening of the bottle with your thumb), fit the opening of the bottle around the opening of the toilet outlet and squeeze steadily.
Hopefully, the pressure and force of the hot water will dislodge the clog as the water shoots into the drain. Add hot water to the bowl. If the water goes through, the clog should be cleared. Remove any remaining residue in the toilet by slowly adding hot water to it and allowing it to cool for 20 minutes. Then flush as normal.
3. Bleach and Soap
If your toilet bowl is very full, you think your clog is serious, or the above methods did not work, you should try bleach and soap. Pour two or three cups of bleach into your toilet bowl. Add one cup of powdered soap, such as dishwasher soap, and wait ten minutes to allow the chemicals to react and break down the substance that is clogging your toilet. Then proceed with flushing.
4. Make a Snake
Use a wire coat hanger to make a snake. A plastic-coated one helps to reduce scratches on the porcelain. Snip the hanger apart near the hooked end and straighten it the best that you can. Put on rubber gloves and hold the coat hanger near the hooked end. Turn it vigorously in the pipe to dislodge the clog.
Just because you have a clogged toilet and no plunger does not mean you are doomed to be without a usable toilet with the above methods. If they do not work, though, you might need to call a company like Klosterman Plumbing.