Quick & Easy Fix for a Clogged Toilet

Clogged toilets. Ugh. You flush. The water rises to the top of the bowl (and possibly over). You get out the plunger. Plunge. Plunge. Still clogged. You’re grossed out and frustrated. You reach for the Drain-o or other chemical solution. Plunge. Plunge. Plunge. You consider buying an auger, a toilet snake. Still very much grossed out.

I have the joy of living with a teenaged son who clogs my toilet on a regular (every 2-4 weeks) basis. I’ve been there wayyyy more times than I’d care to count. Nothing worse than a clogged toilet.

Finally I discovered a quick, easy and frugal way to fix the toilet.

Liquid dish soap.


Pour about a tablespoon of liquid dish soap into the clogged toilet and leave it for 10 to 15 minutes. Come back and plunge and usually within 2 or 3 plunges everything goes down the drain easily again.

I’ve used this tip 5 times in the past 2 months and it’s worked like a charm each and every time.


  1. says

    My parent’s home had this problem and they finally called a plumber to come clean out the sewer lines. After pulling out years and years of hair from farther down the line the toilets now flush with a ‘woosh.’ And after Thanksgiving dinner it was ‘tested’ many times by several guys who can even clog industrial toilets at work. It might be something to consider doing.

  2. Jen says

    I thought I’d try this before calling a plumber and was amazed to see that it really works. Thanks for sharing!

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