Frequently Asked Questions

  • How to Use the SurePlunge automatic toilet plunger?
  • What about cleaning the SurePlunge after use?
  • Is the SurePlunge good for those newer, low-flow toilets?
  • Will the pressure damage my porcelain toilet, wax seal, or main pipes?
  • Do I need to ensure airtight seal?
  • What if there is still a blockage, after using the SurePlunge?
  • Does it only work on blockages?
  • Is it one blast per CO2 cartridge?
  • How can I obtain replacement refills?
How to Use the SurePlunge automatic toilet plunger?

Read the instruction carefully.

Practice on a clean toilet prior to needing it for an actual clog situation.

The silicon adapter (boot) – with its extended flaps – will ensure an airtight seal when the unit is inserted, and then held at about a 45º angle downwards… prior to pressing the button (trigger).

Make sure you push the silicone adapter (boot) fully into the toilet – until you can push no more – then slightly lean the WAND downwards at about a 45º angle.  You will then have an airtight seal.  Hold firmly with BOTH hands to avoid any “kick back”.  Failure to do this could result in unpleasant splash-back!

You don’t need to try and siphon any of the existing water out.  A water filled environment helps the unblocking process significantly … SurePlunge uses the water in the bowl to forcefully push the blockage out of the way with its compressed CO2.

Each time you use SurePlunge you will need to insert a single-use COcartridge.  Simply open the top of the unit, place the cartridge and screw the inlet cap back on.  This action punctures the cylinder and the SurePlunge is then ready for use.

Easy as 1-2-3:

  1. Using both hands, insert the SurePlunge fully into the toilet.
  2. Angle it downwards at about a 45º angle.  This makes the air-tight seal.
    ** The silicone head’s upper flange will also help prevent splash-back.
  3. Press button (trigger) to release CO2 gas.  **Expect a slight “kick-back”.
What about cleaning the SurePlunge after use?

The silicon adapter (boot) – with its extended flaps – are made of easy to clean silicone.

Just simply rinse the boot in the clean water after the clog is cleared and the toilet bowl is refilled with water.  Repeat until clean.

Dry off any excess water from the boot with toilet paper before placing it back into the Decor Stand.

Is the SurePlunge good for those newer, low-flow toilets?

The SurePlunge automatic toilet plunger is a hero when it comes to the newer low-flow toilets.

Low-flow toilet water flushes are often the root cause of poor flushes.  The SurePlunge will push right through where your low-flow toilet flush did not.

Will the pressure damage my porcelain toilet, wax seal, or main pipes?

No.  Under normal situations – i.e. properly installed toilet systems – the SurePlunge will not cause any harm or damage.  However, if you suspect that you have a damaged toilet or damaged piping you should call a professional plumber to inspect and/or repair BEFORE using the SurePlunge.

The SurePlunge uses a small CO2 gas cylinder.  It is only 8 grams and just isn’t strong enough to break or damage the porcelain toilet, damage the wax seal between the toilet/flooring/main piping.  Additionally, the 3″ piping found after the the toilet/wax seal is very large in volume and the small amount of 8g CO2 gas expands easily into this space.

Most of the pressure is in the initial release – about 1/2 – 1 foot and dissipates quickly.

The SurePlunge automatic toilet plunger has been specifically designed to deliver the correct amount of pressure.  It has been tested and used in millions of clogs world-wide in a wide variety of situations.

Do I need to ensure airtight seal?

Yes, you do by following the instructions carefully and practicing to get the hang of it.

We HIGHLY recommend that you practice first on a clean toilet prior to needing the SurePlunge in an actually clog situation.

The silicon adapter (boot) – with its extended flaps – will ensure an airtight when the unit is inserted and then held at about a 45º angle downwards.

Make sure you push the boot fully into the toliet – until you can push no more – slightly lend the WAND downwards at about a 45º angle.  You will then have an airtight seal.  Failure to do this could result in unpleasant splash-back!

NOTE: Do not siphon any of the existing water out – best results are a water filled environment which helps the unblocking process significantly … SurePlunge uses the water in the bowl to forcefully push the blockage out of the way with its compressed CO2.

What if there is still a blockage, after using the SurePlunge?

While it is a fairly rare occurrence, for stubborn clogs you may need to use more than one CO2 cartridge.

The SurePlunge automatic toilet plunger is extremely effective, even with very stubborn blockages.  But if after using the SurePlunge several times and the blockage is still apparent, the most likely the problem blockage with a “foreign object” … something too large that it cannot pass through the toilet “S” bend.

If you have an object that is too large to pass through the toilet “S” bend, it will have to be “snaked” back outwards.  It will not pass through the bends.

Also, while rare, but possible, you may have a physical damage elsewhere that lies within the piping fixture or outside drain and no amount of plunging will resolve the issue.

Does it only work on blockages?

No. The SurePlunge automatic toilet plunger is fantastic on slow draining toilets too.

Sometimes, the toilet itself might become semi-clogged without your knowledge.  SurePlunge can help solve those annoying issues too when water flushed takes ages to drain away.

Is it one blast per CO2 cartridge?

Yes, after pressing the button ALL of the CO2 is released.  The CO2 cylinders are only 8g and the SurePlunge is specifically designed for these small cylinders.

After using the SurePlunge automatic toilet plunger, please recycle the steel cylinder.  They cannot be used again, nor refilled.

How can I obtain replacement refills?

The CO2 cartridges can be purchased on the SurePlunge website or with one of our valued retailers (Amazon, eBay, etc.)


Cautions, Warnings, and Safety Information

Cautions: Adult supervision required.  This is NOT a toy.  Buyer assumes full responsibility for safe handling and disposal of CO2 cartridge cylinders.  Buyer affirms that he or she is of legal age to purchase COcompressed gas (ORM-D consumer commodity) cylinders – usually 18 or older in most states – consult your local and state laws.

Warning: CO2 cylinders are highly-pressurized (over 800 psi).  DO NOT expose to heat (122 degrees or greater) or prolonged direct sunlight.  DO NOT incinerate.  DO NOT puncture outside of intended receptacles.  Compressed CO2 cylinders are NOT for medical or internal use.  DO NOT inhale contents.  Seller is NOT responsible for misuse or abuse of item.  Buyer assumes all responsibility of CO2 cartridge purchase and use.