How to use the plunger effectively


The most common tool that everyone uses when thee is clogged drainage pipe is the good old plunger. The plunger can be a very useful tool to have around the house. It’s the tool to use before you actually call in the experts. However, 8 out of 10 times, people find plungers ineffective. One reason why is because they did not use the plunger in a proper way.

To have the plunger pump it’s maximum capacity, the channel that you are plunging must be airtight. That way, all the air that the plunger pushes in when you do the plunging will have a full force. When air escapes somewhere along that clogged pipe, it renders the plunger useless because whatever air that you pushed in will not reach the clogged area.

Another factor is the sucking effect the the plunger causes when you pull it back. When pulling back the plunger, use the sucking effect that to your maximum. It helps in loosening whatever is stuck ed inside.

Coming back to air escaping when you use the plunger. Most modern homes have basins adjacent to each other. The waste or drainage pipes of these basins are inter connected, so if one of your basins got clogged, make sure you find something to close up the drainage outlet of the other basin when you use the plunger. Else all the air will escape from the adjacent hole. If all outlets are properly shut up, then you can actually feel the force of the air being pushed in when you press the plunger down. If you don’t feel as though there is some resistance, then there must be another outlet that is also inter connected to that pipe. Try to locate that outlet and close it up as well.

Plungers are pretty effective for minor clogs and the materials clogging the pipes are not solid stuffs like a bottle cap or whatever.