By Drain Doctor Guildford & Basingstoke on 10/03/2018

We’ve all been there, friends and family expected any moment and someone shouts “the toilet’s blocked”.  Someone has been a bit over zealous with the toilet paper, or it may be a problem that’s been around for a while, seems to come and go, but you’ve just never got to round to sorting it out.

Whilst Drain Doctor are available all day, every day to assist with rapid despatch of our technicians, this requires action now! So, when we came across this ‘instructable’ we thought we’d share it.

It shows a simple 3 step method for unclogging a toilet using just hot water and shampoo. While there are other methods of clearing a toilet,, this is a great option for unclogging a toilet because you don’t have to touch the water.


You will need:

A generous amount of surfactant (such as washing-up liquid, shampoo or liquid soap

Hot (but not boiling) water

A bucket to transport water to the toilet

Full instructions can be found at:


Let us know if it works, you can leave comments on our contact page: or call us on 0333 323 4580.

We can also arrange a visit to make sure there are no under lying issues with your drainage system using CCTV survey.

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