When it comes to the dirty chores of the world, there are few chores that are quite as filthy as the clogged toilet. We’ve all experienced that nightmare before. You’re in the bathroom, all of your business is taken care of, and now its time to flush. There’s just one problem – the water has started to rise and you have no idea how to make it stop.

This is the part where some of our readers are going to let us know that they have a plunger already. That’s all well and good but that’s not the only way to remain safe in these instances. A plunger alone is not going to save you. They are a wonderful tool to have on hand but there’s no reason to rely on them exclusively.

Sometimes, plungers do not handle the problem. That’s not to say that they are anything less than essential. Unfortunately, there are certain clogs that you are going to struggle to remove with just a plunger, or you may not have a plunger on hand. Whatever your reason is, we are here to help.

Photo: YouTube / Home Fixer

We can’t take all of the credit, though. The YouTube account Home Fixer is the one who first showed us the hack and we are so happy that they did. Without their help, we would have been in the same predicament that we always have been. The next time you flush the toilet and see the water level start to rise, you are able to sit back and relax.

You no longer need a plunger and you can simply watch this YouTube video any time you need a refresher course.