Unblock your Toilet

How to Unblock your Toilet

You will need:

  • 1 blocked or clogged toilet
  • 1 bucket of warm water 
  • A bottle of dishwashing liquid or shampoo 
  • A mop and bucket

Unblock your Toilet

When left alone for a few mins hopefully the water level in the blocked toilet should drop a little. When the water level drops add a generous amount of Dishwashing Liquid or shampoo. Then add a bucket of hot water and leave to steep for 20 mins. NB: Never use boiling water as this is likely to crack your toilet bowl.

After 20 mins try flushing again. The detergent and warm water should of helped to break down the toilet paper and hopefully now the blocked toilet is clear. If it is still blocked try the process again.


 unclog a blocked toilet

If it still hasn't cleared your next option is a plunger. I find using an old mop is the easiest and most effective way. Just use the mop the same way you would use a plunger and this will almost certainly solve the problem.

Absolute Meath

Plumbers and heating engineers in Meath 

(Please login/register to leave a comment)

Contact Us


phone icon  Contact Name:      John Keogh

        Mobile:               085 243 4712

        LandLine:           046 904 8080



House Icon  124 Balreask Village, Navan ,
        Co Meath, Ireland