Toilets have been around for a long time. And almost as long as toilets have been around, kids have been flushing all kinds of crazy things down them. Kids love toilets like a toy because you can make just about anything disappear. If you are a parent, you have probably been ready to pull you hair out on more than a few occasions because you’ve come home from work to yet another clogged toilet. Whether you have to dig out a toy, bar of soap, book, TV remote, toothbrush, or anything else to get your toilet unclogged, it does not take a private investigator to figure out who the culprit was. Thankfully, having clogged toilets as a result of having young kids is not necessarily an inevitability. Here are a couple ways to help stop the unstoppable:
Get a Toilet Lid Lock
These can be incredibly useful to parents, especially if you have more than one restroom in the house. Use the lock to prevent your child from using your toilet. At least then you can ensure that there will be at least one working toilet in the house. Another option is to lock down all the toilets and have your kids ask you to use the restroom when they need to. This may sound like taking the nuclear option, but in the end it could save you thousands in repairs if you have a septic system that can’t handle all the naughty flushing.
Lock the Restroom Door
This option may be easier than a toilet lid lock since you can simply hand your child the restroom key when they need it and then have them give it back to you when they are done. On the other hand, a toilet lid lock would likely require you to unlock it yourself every time your child needs to use the toilet.
If you have a septic system and your children are flushing things they shouldn’t, it could lead to costly damage. Septic repairs can cost thousands. Before spending all that money, try one of our septic system cleaning products. Call us now for more information.
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