The plunger can be a great way to clear the stoppage from your toilet if you know how to correctly use it. The first thing you will want to do is to remove any toilet tissue from the inside the toilet bowl that is clogged. If you try to plunge the toilet with toilet tissue in the bowl you can wind up clogging the toilet even more then it already is. After you have removed the toilet tissue that was inside of the toilet bowl you will want to makes sure there is some water inside of the toilet bowl otherwise you will not be able to properly flush the toilet.
If you do not have any water inside of the toilet bowl you will not be able to force the stoppage though the toilet trap with the plunger. If you do not have any water in the toilet bowl you will want to get a bucket and add some water to the inside of the toilet, not the toilet tank. You will just need a small amount of water inside the toilet so the plunger can be submerged under the toilet water. Once you have enough water inside of the toilet bowl you will be ready to use the plunger.
You will now want to take the plunger and stick it over the bottom drain hole in the toilet. You next will want to push the plunger up and down 5 – 10 times in a rapid motion forcing the water from inside of the toilet bowl through the toilet trap. When the forced water from the plunger hits the toilet paper that is stopped up inside of the toilet trap the outcome should be the toilet will no longer be clogged. If the toilet is still clogged after you have plunged it, you will want to repeat the plunging process a few more times to force the stoppage through the toilet trap.
If you have plunged the toilet multiple times and the toilet bowl is still clogged you might have a serious blockage inside of the toilet or even the plumbing. If this is the case you can try using a bigger plunger, a closet auger or even a toilet snake to clear the stoppage from the toilet. If all else fails and you cannot get the toilet bowl to flush and it remains clogged you might have to remove the toilet from the floor flange and manually remove the debris or stoppage out of the toilet trap.