How to unblock a toilet with chemical unblockers
If you don’t have a high quality flange plunger to hand then you may find it easier to use a commercial un-blocker such as Domestos Sink and Pipe unblocker. Commercial cleaners are great at breaking down organic material, making it easier to flush. Simply follow the instructions at the back of a cleaner to unblock a toilet. Always make sure you are in a well-ventilated area when you are using a strong cleaner as it can contain bleach.
Make your own baking soda and vinegar unblocker
Pour 1/2 a cup of baking soda and 1 cup of vinegar into the toilet and leave it to react for 3-4 minutes. Pour boiling hot water from a height into the toilet bowl, being careful not to burn yourself.
Use an auger
If none of the above works, you may need to use an auger. This is a specialist tool that has a long, wire-like cable at the end which you can push down and through the toilet bowl until you reach the clog.
To reach the clog, manoeuvre the cable through and into the toilet bowl, turning the handle at the end until it stops. The hook at the end will either break up the clog or hook onto it, dragging it into bowl. This is good for both organic and non-organic blockages.
The next time you want to know how to unclog a toilet, you’ll now be equipped with several methods that will help you to deal with the problem without the help of a plumber.