There are few plumbing tools more useful than the simple, humble plunger. Even though a plunger consists of nothing more than rubber and wooden or plastic handle, it is capable of clearing up nearly all but the most stubborn clogs. The toilet plunger, in particular, excels at busting up nasty clogs inside your toilet.
Professional Plumbing Tips
The intricacies of advanced plumbing can be a bit difficult, but there will be times that you need or want to get something basic done on your own. You may have an emergency that requires you to tighten a small screw, clear a clog, or clean a drain. There will come a time when you might not have time to reach a professional plumber, and you must take matters into your own hands. No matter the situation you find yourself in, you will want to have a few items on hand to take care of basic plumbing needs.
Virtually every homeowner has experienced the inconvenience of having their day brought to a screeching halt by a clogged bathroom or kitchen drain. Clogs can damage and shorten the lifespan of your plumbing system. The best course of action is to prevent the clog from happening in the first place. Fortunately, most common drain clogs are easily prevented. Even pouring a 1/2 cup of vinegar and a 1/2 cup of baking soda down your drain every few weeks will create a chemical reaction that will help clear a drain and eliminate unpleasant odors.
It's bad enough when a toilet is sluggish or perhaps clearly plugged, but when the bowl is running over with water and worse, it is unpleasant to say the least. Fortunately, with a little quick thinking on your part and by using the tips listed below, you can stop the flow of water, get your toilet unplugged and begin the process of cleaning up the mess.
Whether you are safely at your home toilet or living out your worst fear at someone else's house, knowing how to properly plunge a toilet is essential for a peaceful life. Instead of being paralyzed in the moment, jump into action. By knowing the proper plunging techniques that your friendly neighborhood plumber employs every day, you can fix even the most challenging clogs without a really embarrassing call for help.