Plungers are a necessity in every household. 

If you have ever found yourself with a clogged toilet or sink, you know how important it is to have a plunger handy. However, there are many different kinds of plungers, and it can be difficult to determine which option is the best for your current situation. At Culler Plumbing Services, we understand how frustrating this can be, and it may even lead you to call a Belleville plumber for a problem that you could easily fix yourself! That is why we have come up with this guide on the different types of plungers:

Standard Plunger

The standard plunger is generally what most people think of when the word “plunger” comes to mind, and it is also the kind of plunger shown in the picture at the top of the page. Standard plungers have a straight handle (usually made of wood) and a rubber cup located at the end. The rubber cup works well on flat surfaces since it can lay flat over the drain, which makes it ideal for unclogging sinks and bathtubs. Although standard plungers can work for other fixtures, it is a little more challenging to create enough suction over curved surfaces. Although, with enough wiggling and adjusting, you may be able to unclog a toilet with a standard plunger, they aren’t the ideal tool for the job.

Now that you know all that you could ever want to about standard plungers, it is time to learn about the other common plunger types you may come across. Stay tuned for next week’s blog to learn more!