What is a plunger?

  Shop for Plungers     
  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