Nothing is more frustrating than a clogged toilet, but this common problem is one that many people deal with every single day. It seems that it is fairly simple to clog many toilets and plumbing lines and many ways to do that. Nothing should be placed inside of the toilet except urine and feces, the two items that it is made to hold. Even items such as sanitary napkins labeled flushable do damage to the plumbing system. Those drain cleaners that help you unclog the toilet? They’re also working away at your plumbing system, causing a ton of damage in the process. If you want to avoid a clogged toilet and the headache that comes along with it, keep these tips in mind:
· Keep a toilet plunger and a toilet auger on hand to resolve clogs. These tools usually work and minimize the need to call a professional. You might also want to try some of the home remedies for clogs before you pick up that phone and call the pros.
· Do not use drain cleaners. They might provide a short-term fix (although research proves they work less often than they actually work) but the long-term damage simply isn’t worth the headache.
· Do not put toilet paper, napkins, tampons, or trash into the toilet. The septic system is not designed to hold these items. When they’re put into the toilet, you are far more likely to experience a clog.
· When there is a clog that you cannot ride despite your best efforts, do not wait to call a plumber for service. The longer you wait to call the plumber, the worse the clog will become and likely, the more expensive to repair.
· Clean the toilet on a regular basis. Prevention is always the best tool and when you regularly clean the toilet, you can be sure that your bathroom is fresh and those clogs are minimal.
With the above information, it is much easier to keep clogs out of your pipes. Use these tips to your advantage and enjoy a clean, sanitary, clog-free toilet all year long!