How to Use the Proper Plunger Technique in Lake Charles, LA and Beaumont, TX

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Plunger Technique Beaumont, TXDrain and toilet clogs are some of the most inconvenient and frustrating plumbing problems, and not knowing how to use a plunger properly will only makes things worse! Plungers might seem like pretty straightforward tools, but there’s much more than meets the eye when it comes to using one in the most effective way.

No one knows how to remove drain and toilet clogs in Lake Charles, LA and Beaumont, TX like Roto-Rooter! Our highly reviewed Lake Charles, LA drain cleaning services are tougher than the toughest toilet and drain clogs, but sometimes you don’t always have to call a professional. Plungers are fully capable of removing minor clogs, especially when used correctly.

We can help you nail the proper plunger technique to clear minor clogs from drains and toilets with these simple tips!

  • Not all plungers are the same Most people are familiar with traditional cup shaped plungers for toilets, but plungers come in a number of sizes and shapes for removing all kinds of clogs. It’s best to use a plunger with a diameter that’s slightly larger than the drain you’re trying to unclog. Shape is also important, and the extension found on flange plungers make them the more effective option.
  • Take a look at the water level Before just plunging away, it’s important to make sure you have the right amount of water to work with. A large amount of water will only make things more difficult and cause a mess, but not having enough water won’t allow the plunger to form a proper seal. The water level should be high enough to completely submerge the plunger’s cup, so be sure to add or remove water as needed.
  • Apply pressure Did you know that putting pressure on a clog by “clogging” the drains nearby it with stoppers can help to clear it? So if you’re trying to clear a toilet clog, put stoppers in the bathtub and sink drains around it to apply pressure to the clog, which helps the plunger remove it.
  • Seal the deal Creating a tight seal is everything when it comes to the proper plunger technique, and this can be achieved by making sure the rim of the plunger is in complete contact with the drain. An insider tip is to add a small smear of petroleum jelly around the rim of the plunger for a tighter seal. Keep the plunger handle vertical and plunge up and down for about 30 seconds. A few plunges should get the job done with the right plunging technique!

Learning how to use your plunger properly can help you face minor toilet and drain clogs with confidence. But when it comes to stubborn blockages, don’t hesitate don’t make the mistake of trying to remove a drain clog on your own. For clogs big, small, and everywhere in between, rely on Roto-Rooter’s professional drain cleaning services in Lake Charles, LA and Beaumont, TX!

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