M&M Plumbing

Family Owned and Operated in Olympia, Washington

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Don't let this be you! [video contains some mild expletives]

A Honey-Do list: everyone homeowner has one. That seemingly endless list of projects that need to be done around the home. Some items, like fixing that sqeaky door hinge or resealing the grout in the shower are certainly items you (or your honey) can do. But more complex projects that require experience may be better left to a professional.

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We've mentioned this topic on our social media pages a number of times in the past, but it's about time we "plunge" into it further and "flush" out any additional questions you might have. We are talking of course about the two different types of plungers you should have in your home.

Many people don't realize that there are two types for two different purposes. And unfortunately, home improvement stores confuse the matter my selling plungers that don't really do the job.

The first type of plunger is the one you are more likely familiar with. This is the one that looks like a suction cup with a handle sticking out of it. This type of plunger is designed for clearing a sink or tub. While these come in multiple sizes, many people mistakenly buy the larger versions thinking they are for toilets.

Plunger with no flange
This plunger, sold at Home Depot for $2.98, has no flange and is designed for sinks and tubs.
Plunger with Flange for ToiletsThis plunger, sold at Home Depot for $5.99, includes a flange which creates a positive seal inside a toilet drain.

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M&M Plumbing

Serving Olympia, Lacey, Tumwater and Thurston County

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