If you close your eyes, hold your breath, and count to five every time you flush, you may be haunted by the fear of clogging your toilet. Maybe you have had to pull out the plunger way too many times, or you are afraid of having that embarrassing moment at a friend’s house. Either way, you do not have to live in fear any longer!
Clogged toilets are one of the most common plumbing issues, and they are also highly preventable. The experts at C&C have compiled some tips for preventing a clogged toilet so you can flush with confidence!
Reduce Your Toilet Paper Usage
If you are trying to flush handfuls of toilet tissue at once, you are asking for a disaster to happen. Although toilet paper is made to dissolve in water, it cannot dissolve quickly enough when there is too much paper at once. If you know you need to use extra toilet paper, flush the toilet, use more paper, and then flush once again. Patience is key!
Don’t Flush Foreign Objects
Speaking of toilet paper, that is the only item that should be flushed down the toilet along with human waste. Nothing else should be flushed down the toilet (Nope, not even flushable wipes). Items like cotton balls, Q-Tips, feminine hygiene products, or paper towels should be disposed of in the trashcan. Be sure to always have a trashcan visible in your bathroom so your guests are not tempted to put their trash where it doesn’t belong.
Always Keep the Toilet Lid Closed
We get it; accidents do happen. To prevent a foreign object like a toy or a makeup brush from accidentally getting flushed down the toilet, keep your lid closed when you are not using it. This not only prevents clogs from happening but also prevents you from dealing with an obstructed pipe.
Replace Your Toilet
If your toilet is old and outdated, it may be susceptible to more clogs. If that is the case, you should have a newer model toilet installed that will be able to withstand more and not clog as easily.
Get Help from Expert Plumbers in NJ
Now you can take a sigh of relief and put your toilet-flushing woes behind you! When a clog or another plumbing issue comes along that you can’t quite handle yourself, our expert plumbers at C&C Air Conditioning, Heating, Plumbing & Electrical will be more than happy to service your Central Jersey home. Just give us a call at 732-860-2660 or schedule your appointment online.