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What is a plunger?

What is a plunger?

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What is a plunger? A plunger is a device which is used to release blockages in pipework.
Head, handle It is made up of a handle and a half dome shaped head.
Plungers have many different types, but they all serve the same purpose to unblock pipe work Plungers vary in shape and although they all serve the same purpose (to remove blockages), there are different types available.

There are three main types of plunger available:

Cup plunger Cup plunger
Flange plunger Flange plunger
Suction plunger Suction plunger
What is a cup plunger, and what is it used for?  See section:  What are the different types of plunger? for more information.

And two types of pressurised plunger:

Power plunger uses air pressure to unblock drains Power plunger – uses air to unblock drains
Hydrojet plunger uses water pressure to unblock drains Hydrojet pump – uses water to unblock drains