Plungers are one of the most useful and versatile plumbing tools to have on hand. If you’re a homeowner who likes to be prepared, then it’s important to have your plungers ready to go in case of an emergency clog or toilet backup. Some clogs are severe enough that a professional plumber is needed. However, in many circumstances a plunger is all that’s necessary to get your sinks and toilets flowing freely again. At 1-800-Plumber of CT, we enjoy helping our local Connecticut clients find ways to improve the effectiveness of their plumbing systems. We want to help you do the same for your home or business. Are you unsure how to use a plunger to remove blockages in your drains? Here is some helpful information that can make the process easy and simple.
Plungers that are designed for use in a kitchen or bathroom sink will be shaped like a flat bell. This allows the plunger to sit flat against the bottom of the tub or sink and form a good seal around the drain.
Toilet plungers come in a few different varieties. The classic version looks very similar to a sink plunger, but will have an additional suction cup underneath, which will help it fit inside the toilet bowl better. However, other models may look like a ball or appear to fold like an accordion. Feel free to experiment to determine which type works best for you and your family.
Tips on How to Use a Plunger Successfully
First, be sure that you have both sink and toilet plungers readily available. Using the wrong plunger could cause contamination. You never want to use a toilet plunger in your kitchen sink, so make sure that everyone in your household is aware of the difference between the two. When it comes time to use either plunger, be sure there is a little bit of moisture around the plunger. This will help to create a much better suction around the drain. Once you feel that the plunger has a good grasp on the bottom of the toilet, sink, shower stall or bathtub, pull and push vigorously several times. Repeat the process as necessary. In many cases, this will dislodge whatever blockage was inside the pipe. If you’re using a plunger in a sink that contains an overflow hole in the front you won’t get proper suction. Use a washrag to plug the hole while you’re trying to remove the clog.
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Have you tried to use your plunger, but it just won’t get rid of that stubborn clog? There’s no reason to panic. Call the experts at 1-800-Plumber of CT and we’ll send someone to the rescue. Our certified, licensed and insured plumbers offer a variety of commercial and residential plumbing services including clog removal, drain cleaning, hydro jetting and more. Contact our office to learn more or to schedule a convenient appointment with an experienced plumber in Norwalk, Stamford, New Canaan, Fairfield, Westport, Milford, Greenwich, Stratford, Trumbull, Shelton, CT or a surrounding city.