25 Oct '17, 6am

How to unclog a drain with a plunger

How to unclog a drain with a plunger

Place an old towel on the floor to absorb any spills. To stop the toilet from overflowing, turn off the water at the isolation valve, which is where water enters the cistern (it is often located near the cistern). If the toilet bowl is full, don some gloves and remove material from the toilet until it is half full of liquid. If the toilet bowl is empty, add water until it is half full. With the plunger, cover the flush hole but ensure there is still some water on the outside of it. Straighten the plunger to ensure the blockage is sealed properly. As with the plunging technique described above, push down until the plunger touches the drain then pull up quickly, taking care not to break the seal. Plunge a few times, then pull up sharply and break the seal in one motion. The blockage should dislodge when you release the suction. Repeat if necessary. If the blockage remains, y...

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