can I use washing up liquid to unblock my toilet?

Posted by smol on

Nobody wants the headache of a blocked toilet. Aside from the inconvenience or costly emergency plumbers, they can flood your home and pose a serious threat to health… BUT if the blockage is not too drastic you can actually sort this yourself. 

You don’t even need a plunger. Just something that’s already under your kitchen sink that might really surprise you. 

not just for dirty dishes. 

products you can use to unblock the toilet

Turns out, washing up liquid does more than clean the pots. It’s a really helpful hero in unblocking that pesky u-bend, who knew? 

To get things moving again you’ll need:

  • Washing up liquid
  • A large bowl or bucket of hot water
  • Bicarbonate of soda
  • Clear white vinegar

how to unblock the toilet with washing up liquid

  1. Pour about half a mug of washing up liquid into the toilet bowl. Let it run down the sides of the bowl as well as pouring it onto the water surface. 
  1. Leave the toilet for 30 minutes so the washing up liquid can dissolve the blockage. 
  1. Pour a bucket of hot water into the toilet bowl from waist height. You need the force of falling water to help dislodge the blockage.
  1. Leave the toilet for 10 minutes, then flush it.
  1. The blockage should be gone. If the water level is starting to drop but not completely clear, you can repeat steps 1- 4. 
  1. Pour 1 mug of bicarbonate of soda and 2 mugs of clear white vinegar into the toilet bowl and leave to bubble for 30 minutes. 
  1. A final flush and you should be sorted. 

smol to the rescue. 

And if you haven’t checked out our wonderful plant-based, biodegradable washing up liquid then head on over to grab yours now!

With its fabulous pink grapefruit scent and powerful grease-busting formula, your dishes will be dazzling (even in cold water) and there are no nasties to rinse down the sink when you’re finished. Result!


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