Have you ever had a toilet clog and overflow? It is a very unpleasant experience, and it is why many homes have a plunger sitting ready, right next to the toilet. Unfortunately, many do not know how to use a plunger properly, and therefore end up resorting to chemicals or calling a plumber instead.

To make sure that you use a plunger in an effective way, there are a few simple steps that you need to follow.

First, you want to have the right level of water in the toilet. If it is too high, you might cause contaminated water to spill out on the floor, and if it is too low, plunging will have little effect. You should make sure that there is water inside the cup of the plunger before you start, and then make sure that there is a proper seal between the plunger and the pipe. Keep a steady rhythmic motion going until the clog dislodges.

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