Life Hack to Unblock Toilet With Dish Soap Goes Viral

A TikTok creator has gone viral after sharing her life hack of using washing-up liquid to easily clear a blocked toilet.

Shauna Murphy, known as @capricesmum on TikTok, demonstrated the hack in a video posted on November 3. She poured washing-up liquid at the back of the toilet bowl, left it to sit for a minute, and then flushed to reveal the blockage was dealt with.

“Every house needs to know this hack for when you get a blocked toilet,” she said in the video.

Her hack had six million views on TikTok at the time of writing. Credit: @capricesmum via Storyful

Video transcript

SHAUNA MURPHY: Every house needs to know this hack for when you get a blocked toilet. So you get some washing-up liquid, and squirt at the back of the pan like this. Leave for 30 seconds to a minute. Simply flush. And the blockage is gone.

Every house needs to know this hack for when you get a blocked toilet. So you get some washing-up liquid, and squirt at the back of the pan like this. Leave for 30 seconds to a minute. Simply flush. And the blockage is gone.

Every house needs to know this hack for when you get a blocked toilet. So you get some washing-up liquid, and squirt at the back of the pan like this. Leave for 30 seconds to a minute. Simply flush. And the blockage is gone.

Every house needs to know this hack for when you get a blocked toilet. So you get some washing-up liquid, and squirt at the back of the pan like this. Leave for 30 seconds to a minute. Simply flush. And the blockage is gone.

Every house needs to know this hack for when you get a blocked toilet. So you get some washing-up liquid, and squirt at the back of the pan like this. Leave for 30 seconds to a minute. Simply flush. And the blockage is gone.

Every house needs to know this hack for when you get a blocked toilet. So you get some washing-up liquid, and squirt at the back of the pan like this. Leave for 30 seconds to a minute. Simply flush. And the blockage is gone.

Every house needs to know this hack for when you get a blocked toilet. So you get some washing-up liquid, and squirt at the back of the pan like this. Leave for 30 seconds to a minute. Simply flush. And the blockage is gone.