They both serve different purposes, yet most people have no idea!
Everyone has had a moment (or fifty) when they realized they were using something the wrong way. While it’s never easy to admit when we’re wrong, it’s worth noting when we can make improvements and share our discoveries with others so they, too, can start doing things the right way!
Chances are, you have a toilet. And, if logic follows, if you have a toilet, you probably have a plunger (and if you don’t, you better go grab one ASAP! There’s nothing worse than needing a plunger and not having one).
It seems like there are always too many options for basic household items these days. With plungers, you have two basic types, and they each have a specific purpose. You may think these types of plungers look similar, but in fact there are a few subtle differences that tailor each kind to its specific duty.
However, if you are willing to stop and take a closer look, you’ll see that the bottom of these plungers is different. Flat bottom plungers are best used on clogged sinks because they create the suction needed to work on that particular drain.
The plunger with a tapered end is the kind you’ll want to keep in the bathroom at all times. This type of plunger is specifically designed to fit inside the drain of the toilet to create a special kind of suction that works best for toilet clogs.
Want to learn more about plumbing techniques and the proper plungers to use? Check out the video below, and don’t forget to share with family and friends who might not know the difference!