Q. Is the “bellows design” plunger better than conventional designed rubber cup plungers?
A. Clogs are cleared with plungers through the process of water displacement. The more water pushed towards the clog per plunge determines the ability of the plunger. Standard designed rubber cup plungers displace about 2-4 cups of water per plunge. The “bellows design” Master Plunger displaces between 8-10 cups per plunge, depending on the model.
Q. Which plungers are more sanitary, standard plungers or Master Plunger?
A. The Master Plunger is far more sanitary. Standard plungers are made of porous rubber meaning that bacteria gets inside the pores and does not rinse off. The Master Plunger is made using high quality plastic that is smooth and can easily be rinsed clean.
Q. Why is the MP1600 Funnel Nose Plunger, shaped funny?
A. The MP1600, Master Plunger is designed for low-flush toilets. In 1999 toilets changed from standard flush to low flush, meaning the throat of the toilet was moved from a vertical to a horizontal design. This is the only plunger that conforms 90 degrees to fit tightly into a horizontal throat giving the plunger much more plunging power.
Q. What is the difference between the MP100 and MP500 Master Plungers?
A. The MP100 Master Plunger is our most powerful plunger with a large 10-cup capacity bellows. The MP500 Master Plunger has an 8-cup capacity bellows along with an exclusive “air-slot” feature. The air-slot feature enables the plunger to be submerged into a toilet with a high water level without any of the water spilling over the toilet bowl onto the floor. Both plungers feature our tri-level nose design that enables the plunger to fit tightly into a toilet, the garbage disposal side and regular drain side of a kitchen sink.
Q. What does the “Air Slot” on the handle of the MP500 and MP1600 do?
A. It prevents water overflow by allowing air to escape through the handle of the plunger when submerging the plunger into the toilet water. This is achieved by simply twisting the handle ¼” to the left, opening the air slot. As the plunger is placed into the toilet and the bellows fills with water, the air from the bellows is released through the handle prohibiting the stopped up water in the toilet bowl from going onto the floor. Once the plunger is fitted into the throat of the toilet, twist the handle to the right (until tight) closing the air slot. You now have 8 cups of water, loaded and ready to plunge towards the clog.
Q. What is the purpose of a surface plunger?
A. Surface plungers are used on sinks, bathtubs, floors and patios where the working surface is flat. The flat design on the bottom of the plunger gives it a tight seal for more plunging power. We have several different designs for different applications. See our website to determine which one is right for your need.
Q. What is your best plunger for bathroom sink drains?
A. The best plunger for a bathroom sink is our MPS4 Shorty Master Plunger. The MPS4 flat surface and 4-cup bellows gives it a tight seal and plenty of power to reach through the P-trap and clear the clog. In addition, the short 12” handle allows it to fit under the faucet arm when plunging and easily store.
Q. Is the Master Plunger different then the look-a-like bellows plungers I see in the Big Box stores?
A. Yes! The look-a-like bellows plungers in the Big Box stores are manufactured overseas using very cheap plastic resin, which affects the performance of the plunger significantly. They are stiff reducing the effectiveness of the plunge. They also have made modifications to the design of the bellows to circumvent our patented design, reducing the potential plunging power by up to 50%. Visit our website to see where to buy the “original” Master Plunger.