Toilet Plunger Guide

Ever see different types of plungers and what their primary purpose is for? Did you know that there are two main types of plungers and different techniques to make the plunging effective for each application.

Basically there are two types of plungers available:

Bell Plunger vs. Cup Plunger guide

1. Bell Plunger – Toilets
2. Cup Plunger – Sinks and Showers

In order for the plunging to be effective, we recommend that you block the air passages from the other amenities in the room you are working in. For example if you are plunging the toilet, you should block off the air from the sink with a cloth like the example from the video.

In order to get the maximum benefit of the plunge, apply some plumbers grease around the edge of the plunger to help close the gaps from any air escaping during the plunge.

Contrary to belief most people think you need to push air to unclog the clog in the plunge, however water does a better job to push the clog through and you an achieve this by tilting the plunge at a 45° angle and letting water fill up in the plunge reservoir.  Immediately tilt the plunge back up to a 90° angle and start plunging with the water in the bulb is the best technique to get the job done.

We hope you have enjoyed the plunging tutorial and please don’t forget to share it with your friends.

Diamondback Plumbing Team

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