Unclogging the pipes is a real headache. Almost certainly, many of us have faced the problem of a clogged sink for hours (or, in the worst case, days) and we have seen and wished with a clogged drain pipe. Therefore, from THE COUNTRY Showcase We have opted for these ten efficient, cheap and easy-to-handle pipe cleaners to solve a task as cumbersome as it is problematic. All of them for sale on Amazon.
We have structured the list into two categories: manual plungers and those with chemical formulation. In the event that with the former we cannot undo the obstruction, it is best to use the latter. In any case, it is always advisable to wear gloves and glasses; the latter are essential in the case of acquiring chemical plungers.
Therefore, if the kitchen drain does not drain well or the bathtub or sink clogs frequently, you can always get one of these essential accessories to end this type of blockage once and for all.
⋅ Manual plungers
Set of two narrow shank plungers
The classic wide suction plunger to clear drains with some effort. This set of products serves both to alleviate traffic jams in the bathroom and in the kitchen. In addition, the package includes a small size (29 centimeters) and a larger one (37.5 centimeters): ideal depending on where we are going to use it. Its handle is robust and is made of wood. Easy to clean thanks to the rubber that is fitted on its base.
Ergonomic plunger with suction cup hole
Another option is to get a cone-shaped plunger like the one in the image. Its design is differential, since thanks to its long and flexible bellows it generates greater traction when it comes to eliminating the obstruction in places that are difficult to access, such as the toilet. It has a longer handle than usual for easy handling. Once clean, the handle can be removed to store it in any small drawer or cupboard.
Manual plunger with flexible end
The wide shape of its end will help us to unblock the most stubborn obstructions in less time, even in those debris adhered beyond the U-curve of any drain. How to use it has no mystery: once it is well placed on the entrance hole, you will only have to apply forcefully for about 20 seconds to achieve the desired effect.
Spiral Drain Plunger
An alternative to the suction cup plungers is to go to a product like the one in the image. It is a probe consisting of a flexible spiral wire three meters long and five millimeters wide. The rotating handle is made of wood and the wire of galvanized steel. It is ideal for removing dirt and hair in difficult places, such as shower drains or sink pipes.
⋅ Pneumatic or pressure plungers
Pistol-shaped pneumatic plunger
We will use this accessory when the area we want to free is full of water, as is often the case in sinks or bathtubs. The product consists of a handle with a trigger to operate the pump and a wheel to depressurize. In this case, the manufacturer maintains that the pump must be operated 15 to 25 times. After this, the trigger is pulled to expel the compressed air and break the jam. The package includes four suction cups of different sizes.
Plunger with pressure vacuum pump
The great suction power of this device and the two interchangeable suction cups of different sizes that the batch incorporates are two of the great advantages of this product. You can use it in sinks, bathtubs, showers or sinks. Its mode of use will lead you to operate it a couple of times only thanks to the pressurized air system it uses. Its handle is ergonomic.
⋅ Chemical plungers
Set of two WC Net liquid plungers
It is just as important to eliminate the possible blockages generated in the pipes of the house as to avoid their future formation. For this reason, this product and thanks to its dense gel formula, is indicated to dissolve blockages with ease. Its anti-scale action helps prevent the formation of this type of rust. Its mode of use is simple: empty half of the content into the drain without removing the stagnant water. Leave on for 15 minutes.
HG Extreme Liquid Plunger (1 liter)
As its name suggests, this chemical has been designed to solve the most difficult clogs regardless of the dirt that has been embedded inside the pipe: be it hair, grease or food. Its effectiveness is due to the mixture of two components that it includes in its formula. Easy to apply, it does not splash or foam. It is currently the best-selling drain plunger on Amazon.
Fast Acting Melt Plunger
This chemical component acts in a maximum of five minutes and its formula is biodegradable for the most part. A product that will not damage materials such as plastics, lead, iron, rubber or PVC; neither does the bacterial flora of the septic tanks, because its action is exhausted after 25 minutes of application.
Cyclone Forte liquid drain cleaner, by Neoquim
This professional plunger removes all types of organic material in seconds: cellulose, food scraps, cigarette butts, rags, hair, etc. And, best of all, it doesn’t harm PVC or bathroom porcelain. The capacity of the container is one liter.
* All purchase prices included in this article are current as of October 12, 2021.