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The Dos and Don'ts of Avoiding a Toilet Clogs

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Constantly dealing with toilet clogs and praying to the porcelain gods that it doesn’t turn into a flood? Well, luckily there are many daily things you can do to keep your toilet clogs in check. So if you are looking to keep your toilet flushing at its best, here are some easy dos and don’ts to consider:

Do Check Your Toilets

To prevent a major back up and flood, you should be keeping tabs on your toilets condition. Take the top off the tank and flush to make sure everything is working as it should. Twice a year is a good timeframe, but if you feel like your toilet isn’t flushing like it was, this is your first step in finding the problem.

Don’t Be Flush Happy

What goes down your toilet is vital to its lifespan. Bodily functions and toilet paper should be the only thing getting flushed away. Keep a garbage can nearby to prevent anything else from accidentally getting swirled down your bowl.

Do Check Your Toilet Paper

Not all toilet paper is made the same, and some can be too bulky for your plumbing. If you are using the double thick, extra soft paper — it could be a major problem. The wrong size paper can bulk up and not break down causing you a major clog especially if you have a septic tank.

Don’t Ignore The Little Things

A small leak or continuously running toilet should always be checked and repaired ASAP. Though it might not seem like a big deal — they can leave you with some serious plumbing bills. To avoid a clog, flood or broken toilet, keep an eye out for leaks and be sure to repair them.

Do Call For Help

Though many plumbing issues are DIY — not all are as easy as they seem; if you suspect your toilet is in need of some TLC, be sure to call an expert. A check up now can save you big bucks down the line.

When you need a professional plumber for your home’s repairs, contact Tri-City. To learn more, or to schedule an appointment, give us a call at (203) 303-5700.