Using a Plunger

How to Use a Plunger

An Orange Plunger Being Used yo unblock a Sink In a Washbasin Filled With Water

A plunger is a simple device, but very effective if used correctly. There are several types available including pump action ones.

  1. Smear petroleum jelly around the base of the plunger – this helps seal it against the bottom of the bowl.
  2. Place the plunger over the outlet and run the water so that there is enough in the bowl to cover the base of it.
  3. Now, holding a wet cloth over the overflow, pump the plunger several times.
  4. Remove it and see if it’s worked.
  5. Repeat as necessary.

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