Did you know, plungers actually aren’t a one size fits all tool? And since clogged drains are a common plumbing problem, having the right one for the job would save you some struggle. Take a look below to see what we’re talking about:

Cup PlungerCup/Sink Plungers: When you think of a plunger, most often this one comes to mind. While this is good for kitchen sinks, bathroom sinks, and bathtubs – it actually isn’t ideal for a toilet. The cup plunger works best when it has a flat surface to lay over. This way, it can easily form a seal to dislodge the clog.

Flange Plunger
Flange/Toilet Plungers: Now this is the one specifically designed to unclog toilets. It still has a cup like that of the above plunger, but also has an extra rubber flap that folds out from inside the cup. This flap fits snugly in the toilet drain, making it easy to create the vacuum necessary to properly plunge a toilet clog.

And there you have it! Next time you have a clog, make sure you have the right plunger on hand. You’ll want to plunge directly up and down, tilting at an angle won’t give you the force needed and the deal can loosen. If the plunger does not work – you may want to try some natural solutions to help get the job done.

If all else fails, remember the experts here at Patterson Plumbing & Heating are ready to answer your call! Our plumbers and drain techs are dedicated to technical and service excellence, offering fast, friendly, and courteous service to the Pueblo, CO area. Give us a call today: 719-544-4922.

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