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If you're trying to figure out how to unclog a toilet with a plunger, you’re going to want to make sure you’ve got the right plunger for the job. That’s because not all plungers are created equally. Some plungers work better on sinks and tubs and others are designed specifically to fit inside your toilet bowl -- like the toilet plunger.
A toilet plunger, sometimes referred to as a flange plunger, is a special type of suction cup plunger with a sleeve-like extension (the flange) at the opening of the rubber cup. The flange fits into the drain hole at the bottom of the toilet bowl, creating a good seal and making it more effective than a basic cup plunger that’s used for sinks and tubs. Toilet plungers typically come with attached wooden or plastic handles.
In order for a plunger to work effectively, there needs to be a good seal created between the plunger cup and the drain. Here are a couple tips: