A Plumber’s Secret Plunger Trick

An expert plumber explains the difference between plungers and shows how to use them properly.

What makes toiler plungers different?

A plunger is a plunger is a plunger, right? Well no, actually. In the video above, Julio from Got2Learn shares what makes different kinds of toilet plungers different, as well as the best way to use each kind of plunger.


Julio has been a certified Canadian plumber for almost a decade and has learned a lot of plumbing techniques and tricks will serve you well. He has experience in both the commercial and residential worlds and covers a wide variety of subjects ranging from brazing to simply installing a toilet the proper way.

Julio creates about 3-4 videos a month. He tries to make his YouTube channel Got2learn both entertaining and instructional. If you think his videos are great (like hundreds of thousands of other folks do), head over to his YouTube channel and subscribe.

Thanks for sharing your videos, Julio!

Family Handyman

Toilet Tip: Use a Flange Support Bracket for Rotted Floors

If the floor is too spongy to screw down a toilet flange, attach a flange support bracket to the floor and then secure the toilet flange to that. This fix will work only if the majority of the floor under the toilet is solid. Probe the floor by poking it with a screwdriver. If more than an inch or so around the flange is rotten, you’ll need to repair the floor itself.

For tips on getting out tricky plumbing predicaments, click here.