How To Pick The Perfect Plunger

image of clogged drain and plunger in Allentown PAMost people know what a plunger is but many people do not know how to use one. This is why your plunger does not always get the job done. The purpose of this article is to discuss plungers and how to use them. If you know how to use a plunger, you should be able to unblock your sink easily. However, if your best efforts do not work, the right move is to call a plumber to give you a professional solution.

Types Of Plungers

There are just two types of plungers. These are the cup/sink plunger and the flange/toilet plunger. Each one is used in different ways so it is vital that you choose the right one so that you get the right results.

The Cup/Sink Plunger

When many people think of the word “plunger”, this is the one that comes to their minds. This plunger works very well on flat surfaces where the cup can easily form a seal around the hole. You should use this plunger on kitchen sinks, bathroom sinks and bathtubs. You should not ever use this plunger for your toilet because you will just be wasting your time. This plunger will not properly form a seal in the toilet so it will not create suction. Note that the cup/sink plunger may not always unblock clogs in the kitchen sink, bathroom sink and bathtub. Sometimes, you might encounter a plunger-resistant clog. When this happens, you simply put the plunger away and call your plumber. They will be able to clear the clog from your drain.

Flange/Toilet Plungers

The purpose of this plunger is to unblock toilets. This plunger comes with a rubber flap (flange) that can be folded out so that it fits into the opening in the toilet bowl. This creates the suction you need to loosen the clog. The flap of your toilet plunger can be folded in so that it looks like a cup plunger. This implies that you can use your toilet plunger for the toilet and other places (kitchen sink and bathtub). However, you have no sensible reason to do this. Buy the cup/sink plunger as well as the flange/toilet plunger. Give both plungers territorial integrity and use them in the right places.

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Effective Plunger Tips And Tricks

different kinds of plungersGet Air Out Of The Plunger Cup

If there is too much air in the plunger cup, it will act like a shock absorber. In this case, the clog will not receive as much force as it should. Get rid of the air and you will be more likely to clear the clog.

Plunge Up And Down

Do not use your plunger by tilting the plunger at an angle. If you do this, you will not be able to muster the force you need to unclog a sink. Keep the handle vertical and straight. This way, you will get the right results.

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Your plunger is not a magic wand and you are not a professional plumber. If you have tried your best with the plunger without getting any positive result, call your plumber. This professional will do the magic in no time.

Robinson Plumbing is here to help you. We offer affordable, honest, and high quality plumbing services for residents and businesses all over Lehigh Valley. We are a family owned business which means that delivering positive customer experiences is a priority. Be sure to call us if you have a troubling clogged drain. For a list of our plumbing services, click here.

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