How to Unclog a Toilet with Dish Soap

by | Mar 17, 2017 | Housekeeping

Dealing with a clogged toilet can be very irritating and frustrating. Typically people are using the Plunger to avoid the problem. It can be a bit expensive and can out of the budget sometimes. Dish soap is under budget and is the easiest way of unclogging the toilet. Always use the simplest way to unclog the toilets. Let’s take a look on how to unclog a toilet with dish soap.

There are several reasons of a clogged toilet. We should need to find out the cause together with the solutions of the plugged toilet.


Dish soap is easily available in our homes, hospitals, and restaurants even in offices. Most of the people do not think that dish soap can unclog the toilet bowl. If you do not have a plunger handy, then dish soap can help you to unclog a toilet. Now, the question is how to unclog a toilet with dish soap and with no plunger?

How to Unclog a Toilet with Dish Soap

What to use An Auger or Dish Soap?

An auger is not the easiest item to unclog the dirty toilet. Plunger and auger both are dangerous tools.

Unclog a toilet from dish soap and hot boiled water is the easiest way of unclogging. Plumbing Snake should be avoided as it can cause damage to the pipes. Further, the metal of the plumbing snake can leave scratches in the porcelain of your toilet bowl.

Describing below the most common causes of clogging together with its practical solutions;

Causes of Clogged Toilet

1. Overflowing of Waste Water

Average 40% of home water consumed in the toilet. Using of extra water (Flushing) can be a reason of clogged toilet. We can save water by proper using of water in the toilet and as a result, can save ourselves from a big hassle of a clogged toilet.

2. Toilet Papers Overload

Sometimes toilet gets clogged because toilet papers are not properly flushed. Sometimes a simple flush dislodges the toilet paper immediately as the toilet paper becomes soft. Proper flushing after waste and using of toilet papers can control the clogging of the toilet.

3. Clogged Drain Lines

Dirty drain lines can be a cause of clogged toilet bowl. Drain lines should be checked on a regular basis from professional to avoid trouble in the future.

4. Children Toys

Keep children away from a toilet to avoid any hassle created by them. When children are alone in the toilet, they start playing and can flush their toys in the toilet bowl. Always keep an eye on the children when they are using the toilet.

How to Unclog a Toilet with Dish Soap Quickly

Unclogging of Toilet with Dish Soap

If you have tried everything to unclog your toilet bowl, then you should give this method a chance to save yourself from an unwanted headache. Dish soap is commonly used to clean our pots and other household items. The dish soap can help out to remove toilet clogs easily and in less time. Below are the step by step ways and guidelines on how to unclog a toilet with dish soap.

Things you will need :

•Dish soap such as Palmolive or Dawn
•Some boiling water
•A Plunger


Step 1:

Dish Soap:

Arrange liquid dish soap and pour ¼ cup of it into the toilet bowl. Before moving to the next level, wait 30-40 minutes till the liquid dish soap sits in the bowl.

Step 2:

Pour Boiled Water:

After waiting for 30-40 minutes when the liquid soap has been in the toilet, take the jar/pot of hot water and pour it into the toilet bowl with a little bit of force. You have to work very carefully when pouring the hot water. Once the hot water has been added, you may not have to do anything else. Sometimes the clog clears up right away.

Step 3:

Using a Plunger:

If the toilet is still clogged, then use a plunger and plunge few times. The clog should vanish, and your toilet should just work fine. Repeat the process once again with the liquid dish soap and hot water if the clog remains.

If the water level remains the same in the toilet bowl, then call a Plumber to resolve the problem.

Tips to Prevent Toilet Clog

•Flushing the toilet twice will reduce the chances of creating a clog.
•Watch carefully what you are flushing to avoid clogging problems.
•If you have many clogs and your toilet is backing up, then there could be problems in sewer line then don’t wait to call a Plumber.

<a href="" target="_self">Stephanie Torress</a>

Stephanie Torress

I love to blog about home decor and home remedies. Blogging is my passion and I do it all the time. My Google+

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