All you need to know about plungers

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Are plungers bad for toilets?

No, not if you use the right one in the right way, see our blog here on how to use a plunger. If you use too much force, you could damage the toilet or sink/basin you are trying to unblock.

How does a plunger work?

Traditionally when you push down on a plunger, the water is forced downwards, moving the clog in the other direction. After plunging up and down for a while, the force should push through the obstruction to your drain.

When should you not use a toilet plunger?

Don’t use a plunger if you have already placed chemicals down the drain or toilet. The chemicals could splash back up and into your eyes or onto your skin

Can I unblock my toilet without a plunger?

You could always try another alternative first, and its natural. Pour one cup baking soda and two cups vinegar into a toilet and leave for an hour. Try using hot water to see if it helps dislodge the blockage.

How often should I replace a toilet plunger?

Usually plungers aren’t used very often and therefore you can get a few years useage out of it. If you find it isn’t plunging as efficiently as it did when you first bought it, now would be the time to change. And also when anything is obstructing the vacuum seal, for example a rip or tear in the rubber or plastic.

How do I use a Cooper Plunger?

The shape of the plunger (a round disc) creates a strong vacuum around your toilet, which means it is stronger at unblocking your problem. Usually they fit most toilet sizes and do an excellent job at clearing obstructions. Its much better than messing around with traditional plungers when this traditional one could do the job for you in seconds

How do I clean a plunger properly?

Pour about 3 caps of bleach into your toilet bowl and insert the toilet plunger into the bowl for a couple of minutes. Then simply flush the toilet and rinse the plunger in the fresh toilet water. Job done! Until next time…