In their design, plungers are simple tools that apply suction and pressure. The plunger’s rubber cup creates a seal over the drain opening. When you move the handle up and down, pressure moves the water up and down. This, in turn, creates enough force to dislodge the majority of clogs, so they can move on towards the drain pipes.
While it’s considered one of the most common household tools, the plunger is also absolutely critical for plumbers to clear out drain clogs. Plungers are inexpensive and easy to use. Having a few different types of plungers in your home can help you avoid the cost of calling a plumber for simple clogs. (more…)