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How to Prevent a Clogged Toilet

Jan 28, 2015

Clogged toilets are understandably frustrating for homeowners. They can be messy and leave you with damaged floors and plumbing pipes. Knowing what to flush and how to keep unwanted objects out of your toilet can help prevent clogs. Here are a few prevention tips that will help keep your bathroom fully functional.

Prevention Tips:
  • Know What You Can Flush - Many homeowners flush things that they shouldn't. Facial tissues, wipes, napkins, paper towels, floss, hair and many other items can clog your drain!
  • Be Sure to Flush Properly - Sometimes clogs can occur when you're just flushing toilet paper. When toilet paper balls up, only the outer portion dissolves. Only use as much toilet paper as is necessary.
  • Don't Place Items on Toilet Tank - The toilet tank shouldn't be used as extra counter space. While it might seem like a great place to store extra toilet paper, soap, or brushes, these items can be accidentally knocked into the toilet bowl. Keeping this area clear can help prevent a clogged drain.
  • Address Problems Early On - If you notice that your toilet is draining slowly, this is most likely a sign that a clog is forming in your drain. Instead of waiting for the clog to develop further, use a plunger to clear the drain.

Read this article from SF Gate for more tips on how you can prevent a clogged toilet!

If you do end up with a clogged toilet, give us a call. Our professional plumbing technicians can help you get your bathroom back up and running. Call us today - we are available 24/7 with no overtime fees!

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