5 Tips for Preventing Toilet Clogs
Preventing Toilet Clogs
Avoid clogged toilets by being very careful about what you flush. “Flushable” items, like some baby wipes, do get caught in the drain pipe and eventually cause a blockage. Heavier ply toilet paper can cause toilet stoppages. Kids like to flush things occasionally that cause toilet backups.
Keep Foreign Objects Out of the Toilet
Although some toilets get stopped up because of weak water flow during flush, most toilet clogs come from flushing foreign objects. Any material that is heavier than standard toilet tissue can cause clogs.
Teach Your Children
Kids sometimes flush foreign objects down the toilet. Teaching children what can and can’t be flushed can avoid this problem.
A Good Plunger
Have a good quality plunger ready. The Korky Max Beehive Plumber is highly rated for removing toilet stoppages.
Be Aware of Toilet Paper Weight
Using soft, premium, heavier toilet tissue can clog pipes. Keep in mind that paper towels can easily clog up toilets.
Do Not Flush Baby Wipes or Any Kind of Wipes
Contrary to what the packaging may say, baby wipes should never be flushed.