The Proper Way to Use a Plunger




Published On: May 15, 2022


Next time a drain gets plugged up, here is the most effective way to use a plunger. First, be sure there is only enough water in the sink or tub to cover the bottom of the plunger. If it’s the toilet  this is less of an issue. You might want to put petroleum jelly on the rim of the plunger for a better seal. Next, pump the plunger 15 to 20 times. This increases the pressure on the clog. Finally, if water starts to trickle down, get some boiling water and let it go down the drain and then start pumping again. Hopefully, that will do it. If not, try boiling water with baking soda and vinegar. More details next week.

This advice is from Good as New by Jeff Campbell, a book full of great tips