November 18, 2018
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How to Keep Your Plumbing Clog Free

A clogged toilet is one of the most common calls a local plumber receives. In fact there are products you can buy at the hardware store specifically for this problem. That shows how often this plumbing problem happens. If you want to keep the plumbing in your bathroom clog free, use our tips.

Keep Your Toilet Clog Free
You may not know this, but it takes very little effort to keep your toilet clog free. On the other hand, it takes very little to clog it. That’s right, small items will clog your toilet. The easiest way to keep your toilet clog free is to keep a wastebasket in your bathroom and never flush anything down your toilet. Here’s what will clog your toilet faster than a New York minute:

  • Paper towels
  • Condoms
  • Tampons
  • Sanitary napkins
  • Cotton balls
  • Kitty litter
  • Art supplies
  • Clay
  • Q-tips
  • Dental floss
  • Toe nails
  • Hair
  • Food
  • Paper

Please remember that even though your kitty litter or tampons say “flushable”, don’t flush it. These items will clog your toilet no matter what the package says. Play it safe and throw your kitty litter, tampons, and anything else on the above list in the garbage. In fact, if it’s not toilet paper, don’t pick it up and put it in your toilet.

Best Toilet Paper to Avoid Clogs
There are many types of toilet paper and most of them are fine. However, if you really want to avoid clogs, you need to get recycled toilet paper. This kind of toilet paper is made from short fibers and break down quickly. That’s important because if you want to avoid clogs, you need toilet paper that will break down quickly. To test you current toilet paper, grab a couple of sheets, place them in water, let is sit for 5 minutes, give the toilet paper a shake, and see if it’s still intact after that. The best thing outcome of your experiment should be broken down toilet paper. That will help ensure that you don’t have to constantly call your plumber for a clogged toilet.

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