Do you have a toilet that keeps clogging? Are you removing clogs or calling us to do it regularly? If you are sick of your toilet getting clogged, there are a few things you can check to try to stop the problem.
Too Much Toilet Paper
Many Americans use way too much toilet paper! With the cushy 2-ply options that most of us keep in our homes, you really only need a few squares at a time. If you’re using more than this and your toilet clogs regularly, trying being conscious of how much you use.
The 2-ply toilet paper itself can also be a problem. Make sure you buy toilet paper designed to break down easily so it won’t clog the pipes.
Flushing the Wrong Things
Toilet paper and human waste are the only two things that should get flushed down your toilet. If you are flushing other things, from feminine products to baby wipes to hairballs to coffee grounds, these items could be clogging your toilet. Try throwing these away instead and see if it solves your toilet problems.
Too Little Water
If you have a low-flow toilet from the 1990s and you struggle with frequent clogs, chances are that your toilet doesn’t use enough water for flushing. You can limit clogs by limiting toilet paper but the best way to fix this problem is to update your toilet. Recent low-flow models will get you the water pressure you need.
Call us at Larry & Sons whenever you need help with a clogged toilet!