Did you know a plunger is more complicated than you think? Not all plungers are created equal and using the right one when you start to notice a problem could be the difference between a solution and an even bigger problem. It’s not something we like to talk about all the time, but it’s something you need to know about to make sure you have the best possible equipment in your home. We want to be your plumbers, but we don’t want you to have to call us constantly for issues.
It’s important to keep two types of plungers in your home and know which to use when water starts backing up. A cup plunger can be used for small drains like bathtubs, showers and bathroom sinks. Forced cup plungers have a funnel that can apply extra force down the drain, which is good for kitchen sinks and toilets.
- A cup plunger can be used for small drains like bathtubs, showers and bathroom sinks. This is the typical bell-shaped plunger that you probably already own
- Forced cup plungers have a funnel that can apply extra force down the drain, which is good for kitchen sinks and toilets. This plunger looks like your typical plunger but with an added funnel on the bottom.
It goes without saying that you shouldn’t confuse the use of plungers. Never use a toilet plunger in a sink. Keep them separate to keep your family safe and happy. But make sure the plungers you assign to certain appliances can handle the types of clogs you’ll encounter.
Having both can be a great asset to you and your plumber when you do need to call in a professional. And it can make sure you don’t have to constantly call for help when it comes to minor fixes.