A clogging toilet is a very common problem. It is one that you should treat as an emergency and needs to be fixed as soon as possible. Waiting to fix your clogged toilet can lead to expensive repairs that could have been avoided. Obviously, it’s best to prevent clogs from occurring altogether. Knowing how to avoid the issue can save you some money in the long run and prevent the need to call a plumber altogether.
Avoid Excessive Flushing of Toilet Paper
Toilets have a limit on how much waste can be flushed down. Flushing down too much toilet paper can lead to a clogged toilet. When you find yourself needing to use too much toilet paper be sure to flush the toilet twice. If you have kids, be sure to teach them about using the appropriate amount of toilet paper per flush. In addition, so-called “flushable” wipes should never go down the pipes. They cause enormous damage to septic systems because they do not break down.
Your Toilet isn’t a Garbage Can
Don’t use your toilet as a garbage can. Human waste and toilet paper are the only forms of waste that should be flushed down a toilet. Leave all other waste to your garbage can. Even simple bathroom items such as paper towels or Q-tips, cannot be flushed down a toilet as they do not dissolve the same way as toilet paper. The same goes for certain liquid items like fats, oils, and grease.
Mesh Drain Screens
By adding mesh drain screens to every drain opening, you can prevent bathroom clogs. The function of a drain screen is to catch any materials that were accidentally flushed and could clog the toilet. There are holes in the mesh drain screens that allow water to pass through the drain while collecting debris such as dirt and hair.
Have a Plunger
If you have a clogged toilet, the first thing you will want to do is to grab your plunger. Push your plunger down the toilet with force. The pressure and force of air caused by the plunger will assist in loosening the clog pipes and allow draining to occur once again. For more severe drainage issues look into snaking and hydro jetting to solve your issue.
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