Having a plunger has proven to be a lifesaver for many people. When your toilet starts to fill up after a flush instead of draining, you probably felt a sense of panic, but your best weapon in the fight against clogs is your plunger. It is a cheap and reusable alternative to drain chemicals which do damage to your pipes and septic tank. There is, however, a correct and a wrong way to use a plunger.
A dangerous mistake that you could do is to use a plunger after pouring drain chemicals into your toilet, since this could splash dangerous chemicals into your face.
Your first step in plunging is to ensure a proper water level in your toilet. If the water is really high, you might end up splashing it over the rim and spilling contaminated water on the floor. If it is too low you can’t plunge efficiently.
Make sure you don’t exert too much pressure when plunging, since this could damage your pipes.