Plungers are such a common household object that they are often overlooked, until you get a clog that is.
Let's take a closer look at plungers, the number one must-have plumbing tool.
- Location, Location... - Plungers are great at clearing local clogs only, so the location of the blockage is what determines how effective your plunger will be.
- Shape Matters - Different plunger shapes are not just for looks. The different shapes are designed for different types of drains. For help in selecting the right plunger take a look at this plunger guide.
- Consider Contamination - For proper hygiene every home should have at least two plungers, one for the toilet and one for other drains. Keep them labeled and you won't have to worry about any germy mix-ups.
Since plungers don't come with instructions you might want to see a demonstration of how to properly use a plunger.