11/21/2012 02:32 pm ET Updated Nov 23, 2012

How To Get Good Suction From A Plunger


One of the dirtiest jobs in the home is unclogging a sink or worse, the toilet. But sadly, it’s a task we all must do from time to time. If you’re having a little difficulty getting proper pressure with your plunger, Horizon Services found a really neat trick to get good suction from a plunger.

All you have to do is rub some petroleum jelly around the edge of the tool. This should increase the suction and also aid in keeping your rubber tool crack-free.

This is a nifty little trick we weren’t privy to, but luckily Horizon Services has a ton of great information on how to properly use a plunger -- some of which may surprise you. And let’s face it, any help in this department is very much appreciated.

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