It is a really great idea to purchase a plunger for your home. It is an inexpensive purchase that will more than likely help your at some point in your life. They are small, and so they can easily be stored in bathrooms, closets, and workspaces. Usually, the people who do not have plungers are the people who haven't needed them yet. When they do need it they will wish they had one. Too often, toilets and sinks clog and there is nothing people can do because they weren't prepared. When the stores are closed and you cannot go buy a plunger, you will be forced to either hire a plumber or deal with limited plumbing usage. Making a inexpensive purchase can save your from that scenario.
Before rushing off to the store to buy your plunger, you must understand that there are different types of plungers on the market. Buying the wrong plunger will make a job harder-if at all possible. Sometimes spending more money on a heavy-duty plunger is not needed, but that depends on how old your plumbing systems are. If you think and do your homework before you purchase, you will be able to get the most for your money and keep your drains flowing smoothly.
There is a big difference between a sink plunger and a toilet plumber. The difference is in the shape of the bottom cup. If you use a sink plunger in a toilet it might not work, and if it does it'll be harder to use. A sink plunger, sometimes referred to as a standard plunger, has a pinkish cup at the bottom of what is usually a wooden stick. The cup and stick resemble a bell. This plunger is designed to create a seal on flat surfaces. This means that the plungers work best in sink, showers, and flat bath bottoms. A toilet is not flat, and so this plunger has a much harder time creating a seal. Without the seal, the plunger is almost useless. If you find that your kitchen sink is draining slowly, you can use this plunger to help free up clogs. If you have to use it on a toilet, then consider moving the plunger around to try and find the best place to create a seal.
A toilet plunger has a cup that is designed to create a seal in toilets specifically, so these plungers do not work well on flat surfaces. These plungers have rubber flaps and a shape that allows is to create a great seal in toilets.
Getting the right plunger can help prevent you calling for emergency plumbing.