It might be time to invest in a toilet plunger. A basic flange plunger will do. Plungers are specifically designed to fit toilets and, in most cases, will do the job.
- First, ensure that there’s some water in the toilet bowl. If there’s not enough to cover at least the rim of the plunger, you can add some by filling a container using the sink or flushing lightly. Flushing in this case is only advised if it won’t overspill your toilet. Locate the flush stopper in your toilet just in case, so you can abort the flushing whenever you need to.
- Lower the plunger to fill as much water as possible and then fit it over the drain hole. It should form a seal around the hole.
- Hold the plunger firmly between your hands and push it down. Then pull it back up without breaking the seal. Repeat this motion around five or six times and finally pull out the plunger on the last push. This movement should unclog the toilet.
- Flush the toilet and watch everything disappear.
If your toilet is still blocked after trying the steps above, you can give it another go. If that doesn’t work, try one of the other methods described below.