Reasons Behind a Clogged Toilet
Clogged toilets are a common problem but the irony is that it can be prevented most of the time. By taking the time to learn what not to flush you can avoid the hassle of having a clogged toilet. If your toilet does become clogged, give us a call and we’ll get things straightened out for you ASAP. Flush Only Toilet Paper Reason 10: Paper Towels. One of the main reasons toilets get clogged is the fact that people sometimes use paper towels to wipe and then flush it. If for some reason you are forced to use a paper towel to wipe, find another way to dispose of it. Reason 9: Baby Wipes. There is nothing wrong with flushing a baby wipe or two if you prefer it to toilet paper but flushing an excess amount of them can clog your toilet. Reason 8: Too Much Toilet Paper. Using too much toilet paper in conjunction with a large deposit of excrement can easily clog a toilet if you’re not careful. If you need a large amount of toilet paper, flush several times instead of trying to get it all down at once. Food Items Reason 7: Chewing Gum. While it may not seem like a big deal to flush one piece of chewing gum the problem is that it can add up. Chewing gum can get stuck in the pipes at various locations and build upon itself if you keep flushing it. Reason 6: Fatty Foods. This won’t clog your toilet overnight but the fat residue can build up in the pipes over years and cause a major clog later. Reason 5: Solid Foods. Foods that don’t break down easily such as meats and large quantities of bread can clog the toilet. Find another way to dispose of these items. If for some reason you have no choice but to flush them, break them down into small pieces first. Miscellaneous Reason 4: Cotton Products. While it may take a while for these items to cause a clog it is better to be safe than sorry. Reason 3: Disposable Diapers. In this case the word “disposable” does not mean that you can dispose of it in a toilet. However, this is a common cause of clogged toilets. Reason 2: Dental Floss. While it may seem harmless it can wrap around little clogs and turn them into a huge problem. Reason 1: Pets. While flushing gold fish may seem like an easy way to dispose of them it isn’t a good idea. This goes double for larger pets like guinea pigs and gerbils. Call ABC Plumbing at (480) 726-1600 right now if your toilet is clogged. Our experienced technicians will service your Chandler home in no time!