New Toilet-Unclogging Plastic Wrap May do in the Plunger
Pure Potty Voodoo!
Pongtu, toilet-unclogging plastic wrap might replace your plunger. It looks like there’s no way this could possibly work. In a video from South Korea, a toilet is clogged up with nasty brown water and plenty of toilet paper. But don’t grab a plunger — reach for the Pongtu. Pongtu looks like a big, yellow piece of plastic that fits right over the toilet and forms a seal.
According to NPR, “The appeal here is that it can be hard work to build up enough pressure using a regular plunger without kicking up toilet muck, and Pongtu seems easy (and splash-free) enough — when the seal is airtight. It also boasts that it is “foldable and portable” — ideal for the chronic on-the-go john stopper.”
Once it’s in place, you do something that seems certain to lead to a huge and explosive mess. You flush the toilet. While the plastic sheet swells dangerously, it doesn’t burst. Instead, as it rises, you place your hand on the sheet and push back down. In the video, three pushes on the Pongtu sent the whole mess down the drain, clearing the clog in just under a minute.