Unbelievable! My young daughter clogged our only toilet the same day we were having visitors. My husband and I took turns plunging the toilet for almost 3 hours. I was crying in frustration. We did not want to call a plumber at first, but just when we were ready to give up and ready to call a plumber; I decided to check how to! I tried this S&W method and it worked! I would've never imagined. 3/4 cup of dish detergent and a big pot of really hot water, not even boiling. I thought it was a joke but I didn't care to try it. Thanks to whoever came up with this and the tons of positive feedback. So try this, you may have to repeat or plunge again but it's worth trying and lots cheaper and less embarrassing than calling a plumber. (12/06/2008)
I've been plunging for 3 days now. I just found this sight, and thought there was no way this would work. I put a 1/2 cup of liquid dish soap in the bowl and went down stairs and boiled a pot of water. I put the boiling water in about 15 min. after putting in the soap. I gave it 5 or 6 good reps with the plunger and flushed the toilet. To my surprise it went straight down. This was an awesome remedy. THANKS! (12/07/2008)
Thought maybe the lines were frozen on a sub-zero temperature night. I then tried pouring in castile soap and my wife's homemade laundry soap mixture of borax and washing soda powder, two huge pots of boiling water, and still stuck. I waited about 15 minutes then plunged again and what do you know, it works. So maybe you can try powdered laundry soap and hot water also. (12/08/2008)
By NYC Guy
It works! Did not expect it to at all, but it was literally like magic. It saved me from embarrassment with mom. Thank you whoever came up with this. All I had to do was add laundry detergent with dish soap and a nice gallon of hot water. I let it sit for about 10 min. and worked great! Thank you.
I love it! Dish soap solved my problem. I've tried plunging the toilet since yesterday morning and it was only getting worse, I was ready to call the plumbers. I figured the soap can't hurt and, low and behold, the toilet was clean in 5 minutes! Whoever came up with this is my idol! (12/08/2008)
It really works, but I was skeptical. I thought, if bleach, a plunger, and a pipe snake didn't fix it, then how will dish soap and hot water do any good? I don't know, but I am a true believer now. Never spend money on Drano again. It really works. (12/09/2008)
I could cry! My toilet has been clogged for 2 days and I was at my wits end, plunging, wire coat hanger and tears. Dawn dish washing detergent and hot water? Impossible I thought, you have saved my life and toilet, it worked in less than 15 minutes! I love you and am now crying tears of joy. (12/11/2008)
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