- On July 4, 2017
A clogged toilet is probably one of the worst yet common plumbing problems in residential homes. It seems like no matter how common it has been, the members of our households still have not learned their lesson that’s why this most hated situation keeps happening over and over.
It almost always begins with the water in our toilet going down slower than the usual whenever we flush. At the first few days, we’d normally ignore it, until it turns into a big mess, a mess so big, we’ll have no choice but to call professional plumbers who can address the problem immediately.
The problem could be stubborn and hard-headed people who are too busy or too self-absorbed to mind potential plumbing disasters, or kids who just can’t think properly. But most often, we, at our house, just don’t have the right knowledge on the proper practices in order to maintain our toilet bowls. After all, it’s not taught in school.
You might want to check out the plumbing hacks every homeowner should know. Plus, we have come up with concise and easy-to-follow tips on how to avoid clogged toilets.
Avoid using Strong Chemicals
It’s a misconception to think that the stronger the chemical plumbing product, the more capable it is. In fact, if there’s one thing chemicals are capable of doing – that’s destroying your pipes and fixtures over time. The harsh ingredients in these chemical cleaners do more harm than good to your toilet bowls. We already know their adverse health effects so why don’t we stop keeping these products in our homes?
Clean your Toilet Regularly
Very simple yet always neglected. With all the deadlines we need to meet, the rest we want to get, the leisure we want to experience, and all the stressful situations we’re putting ourselves into, there’s no wonder we have no time for proper regular housekeeping, more so bathroom cleaning.
If you’re not earning enough to have your own home cleaner, you better allot even an hour or less for our toilet upkeep. Regularly clean your toilet even once a week with a mild soap or baking soda. Along with cleaning, check thoroughly if there are leaks from your toilet bowl so you can address the problem at its early stage. With this, you’re already saving yourself from a future hassle. Plus, you can enjoy a fresh ambiance every time you enter your bathroom.
Do your Best to Ensure that everyone uses the Toilet Properly
Yes, children may be too young to understand and even follow simple steps. But do your best to educate your children about the proper bathroom etiquette. Teach them that the toilet bowl is not a trash can and it will never be. Train them early on that nothing goes to the toilet except their wastes.
At the same time, it will be worthy to invest on the types of tissue papers that easily break down when flushed. Well, we all know that it’s not a good practice to flush out a toilet paper. But we can’t expect everyone in our household or even the visitors to avoid this 100% of the time. So better be safe by putting only easy-to-dissolve toilet papers in your lavatory. Along with the tissue, always make sure that there’s a trash bin inside.
If you keep these simple steps close to your mind and heart, and you practice them religiously, then you can sit back and relax, knowing that no plumbing problem is waiting to explode right before your eyes.