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The Best Plunger For Your Toilet
Having the right plunger on hand makes unclogging a toilet tha much easier. To effectively use a plunger you need a good seal between it and the toilet bowl.
Funnel cup plungers with a flange are the best plunger for your toilet. The flange is added piece extending off the bottom rubber cup.The male end of the plunger fits perfectly into the hole of the toilet and that’s exactly the fit you want.
Don’t use traditional sink plungers. This is a mistake we see homeowners making all the time. They just won’t do that great of a job.
Warm Up Your Plunger
Here’s a little known trick, warm up your plunger because stiff, hard plungers don’t work as well as soft and pliant ones. Run your plunger under some hot water before you use it, this will soften up the rubber which will help you get a better seal on the toilet bowl.
Plunge The Right Way
Believe it or not there is a right and wrong way to plunge. When you learn how to plunge correctly it will make your task 1000% easier.
Stick the plunger in the bowl and use it to form a solid seal over the exit hole. To properly plunge your want to start with the plunger in the down position and pull up.
This helps to create a suction that pulls the water out of the the P-trap. Don’t just focus on the up position but the pullback is just as important.
Make sure that water is above the plunger because you don’t want to be sucking any air because this will weaken any suction that you are trying to create.
If water level is too high put on some rubber gloves and scoop out some of the water into a bucket so there will be less splashing.
As first you should plunge gently to give the air in the plunger a chance to come out and then you can attack it more vigorously.
Keep plunging up and down, up and down with a few occaisonal hard pushes and pulls.
If the water levels goes down put some more back in because you want to be able to push water against the clog not air. The water helps your plunger make a tight seal with the bowl.
Keep plunging because persistance really pays off with this fix and sometimes it takes a couple of minutes to break up a clog.
Some water may splash out is why we suggest not using chemicals on a clogged toilet. We’re sure you don’t want harsh chemicals splashing all of your bathroom.
Persistant plunging will get the clog to break and you’ll see the water in your bowl rush down the drain. When that happens pour out any remaining water and give your toilet a test flush.
Clog Boss Toilet Plunger
We’ve also heard some good reviews about the Clog Boss but can’t personally vouch for it. Check out the video below and let us know what you think. There just may be a new kid in town!