Everyone knows how to use a plunger, right? Well, most people probably know the basics, but they might not be using the plunger properly to get the best results. So, what is the right way to use a plunger?
Your first step should be to make sure that you have the right amount of water in the toilet. If there is too much, plunging would let bacteria-packed water seep onto your floors, causing serious contamination. If there is not enough, you will not be able to plunge efficiently. If you need to add water or remove water, you can do so carefully using a small vessel.
Once you have the plunger in the toilet, make sure that it covers the hole with a good seal. You should also make sure that there is some water inside of the cap of the plunger.
Plunge with slow, methodical and rhythmic motions since these will be the most efficient at dislodging a clog.