Friday, August 29, 2014

The Ultimate Guide to Toilet Clogs | Chapter 1: Plungers for Dummies


Chapter 1: Plungers for Dummies

As promised, this week's article is the first chapter in our ultimate toilet clog guide. This week we will be covering the plunger. The plunger is the most well-known unclogging tool. Everyone should have a plunger somewhere in their house. If you don't, it's a real problem that needs to get fixed. Even if you do, you might want to consider buying a new one based on what plunger fits your needs best. You could get your regular old plunger, but is that what you really want?

Which one's right for me?

There are literally dozens of different plungers you can choose from on the market. Ironically, the plunger that suits you best can actually be selected based on a broad sense of your personality. We have our three most popular plungers listed below, going in detail on each plunger to see which one is right for you.

Sealmaster Plunger - The Staple of Normalcy

The sealmaster plunger is you're standard old plunger that you see in everyone's house. It gets the job done, which is great, but at the same time doesn't scream "I constantly clog the toilet" or "I buy obscure plungers". If you're a person that enjoys living in normalcy, than this plunger will suit your needs.

Force Cup Plunger - The Getter'done Plunger

The force cup plunger is for those that want the best of the best. Sure it will cost you a little bit more, but this plunger has top of the line performance. Because of the way that the cup is shaped, it makes a higher pressure seal when you plunge. The more high pressure the seal you have, the more likely that whatever is stuck in there will get unclogged. If you like products that get the job done, than the force cup plunger will exceed your expectations.

Accordion Plunger - The Unconventional Choice

The last plunger we will mention is the accordion plunger. The accordion plunger is for those going for a more exotic or unconventional look in their bathroom. While the exuberant style is not really necessary, it will look good in your bathroom and will be an interesting topic of conversation for those who see it. The great thing about this plunger is that you do not lose any performance in exchange for a neat plunger style. If you are all about bathroom design and furnishing, then this plunger will make a great addition to your bathroom.

But What about Storage?

So now that you know which plunger suits you best, how do you go about storing it? For one thing, you need to figure out if you want to keep it in the bathroom or not. Ir really depends on how picky you are with keeping the room straight, but I personally recommend keeping a plunger on each floor (residentially speaking). You could keep one in every bathroom, or likewise you could keep only one in the house, but I personally think that one on each floor is a happy medium. You also will want to decide whether or not to actually keep it in the bathroom. There is a case to be made for keeping it in the bathroom, but one could also be made for keeping it out of the bathroom, so it really boils down to personal preference.

So now that you have an idea of the number of plungers you want and where you want to keep them, you now need to think about how you want to store it. Sure you could just put it away, but that seems pretty disgusting and unsanitary considering where it has been. A popular solution for storing plungers is using a grocery bag that you don't need anymore. It keeps not only contains the plunger's nasty germs but it also will help air out the plunger. Not that you should put a soaking wet plunger in there, but a damp one should be just fine.

That's Cool. Now How do I Use it?

 Now that you have got your plunger situation figured out, you may be wondering what the most effective way to plunge is. Seeing that this would be a hard concept to explain over text, we created a video guide to show you what particular plunge method is the most effective.

So that's it folks. We hope that your knowledge regarding plungers has increased since reading this article. As mentioned in the video, we want to do a $20 prepaid Visa gift card giveaway to the most unconventional toilet unclog story. We want to keep this contest simple, so here's how it works:

  • Reply in the comment box below with your story and your preferred e-mail address
  • Replying will automatically enter you into the contest
  • The contest's last day for story submission is September 19th, the day the last chapter of the guide will be published
  • The winner will be announced via Twitter September 21st and will also receive an e-mail containing further instructions
  • Once we get the necessary information from our winner, they will be sent their prepaid Visa card
Hope you guys enjoyed our first chapter of "The Ultimate Guide to Toilet Clogs"! Next week we will be covering the auger, the next step above a plunger when it comes to clogged toilets. Hopefully with your new-found plunger knowledge you can get the job done, but some jobs just can't be handled with a mere plunger. Thanks for tuning in to our blog, and as always, have a great week!


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