This is not a toilet plunger.
So if you have this thing sitting beside your toilet it’s really just decorative.
Because this … happens to be a sink and shower plunger. Meant for clogged sinks and showers.
THIS is a toilet plunger.
See the bell shape? That’s what makes it a toilet plunger. The bottom cup of it fits perfectly into the bottom of the toilet to create suction.
This particular type of plunger costs around $137. Just kidding. It costs around 9 bucks. When you see it in the hardware store the bottom cup is usually pushed up into the top bell, so it just looks like a regular plunger. This is probably why a lot of people don’t even know this type of plunger exists.
How to Plunge a Toilet
1. Insert your plunger into the offending toilet.
2. Tilt the plunger so it fills with water. You don’t want it filled with air, you want it as full of water as possible.
3. Once you’ve expelled as much air from the plunger as possible, place it over the bottom of the toilet.
4. Using short up and down strokes, try to get the plunger to lock onto the toilet. It will suction to the bottom. You’ll know when this has happened because there will be resistance when you try to pull up.
5. Plunge the toilet with quick, short up and down strokes. Don’t break the seal you created.
6. Your goal is to break up the clog or bring it back into the toilet as opposed to just pushing it through. Your “up” pull is just as important as your “down” push for clearing the clog. Isn’t this gross?
7. Once you hear the toilet starting to suck, you’ll know you’ve unclogged it.
8. Go yell at your kids/husband for clogging the toilet. Even if it was you who did it.
For smaller jobs like those eco friendly toilets, you can use this.
Just grasp and plunge.