How to use a plunger to unclog a toilet:
Step 1: Choosing the right plunger for the job
There are two main types of plungers; the standard plunger which is shaped like half a basket-ball and the other is with an extended flange for ensuring a tight seal and thus extra power for suction. Both can be used to plunge a clogged toilet depending on the severity of the blockage.
Step 2: It might be messy
Before you begin plunging the toilet, ensure that rags are placed around toilet to catch any water spilling out. If the toilet bowl is filled to the brim with water, scoop half of the water out to prevent any spillage. Remember to wear gloves
Step 3: Ensuring a tight seal
Place the plunge in a position that allows a tight seal between the tool and the toilet’s drain hole. Once there is a good seal, you can began to plunge up and down always ensuring that you do not lose the grip of the tight seal. This is so to ensure, a steady suction that will eventually unclog the substance in the drainpipe.
Once you have a tight seal between the plunger and the drain hole, plunge down and hold for 3 to 5 seconds and release, repeat this motion until the substance clogging the drain is removed. The motion of the air and water in the pipe created by the plunge will push the substance that is clogging the drain out of the pipe.