3 Ways To Prevent A Clog From Happening In Your Toilet


If your toilet gets clogged frequently, there are things that you can do that will help to make sure that the pipes don't clog so that your toilet doesn't overflow on a regular basis. Take a look at the following suggestions:


One common time for your toilet to clog up and overflow is after a bowel movement. That's because they tend to not go down the pipes as easily as other things might. So, you may choose to plunge your toilet after you have flushed it after every bowel movement. The pressure from plunging can help move things along the pipe and make sure that nothing clogs up the pipe as it goes down. 

Change Your Toilet Paper

Everyone knows that the triple ply, quilted, plushie stuff is the absolute best stuff for your tushie. The problem is that stuff is also good for a clogged pipe, especially if you have someone who tends to use a lot of toilet paper when they visit the bathroom. So, instead of having the nice toilet paper, you may want to think about getting the not so luxury stuff. The thinner toilet paper tends to break down faster, which means that it won't contribute to further clogs. Along those lines, you may also want to place a mark on the wall that shows how much toilet paper a person needs or tear off some squares and put them in a box on the back of the toilet. 

Avoid Wipes

Those personal, flushable wipes look like they are the answer to a lot of problems. However, just because something says it's flushable doesn't mean that it really is. Sure, you can flush the wipe down the toilet, but is it going to go down the pipes without causing a clog? That's the real question. Because those wipes don't break down, they tend to get caught on the gunk that lives on the sides of the pipes. As more and more of those wipes go down your toilet, the pipes get more and more narrow until they are clogged and your toilet is overflowing, If you feel like you need to use those wipes, you should probably come up with a better way of disposing of them. 

No one wants to wake up at 3 am to find out that their toilet is clogged and just about to overflow. There are things that you can do that will help prevent that clog from happening in the first place. Contact your local plumbing service for more information and assistance. 


21 July 2017

Cool off Your AC Bill

Every summer, I agonized over energy bills that would shoot into the stratosphere as a result of my efforts to keep cool in the heat. Every time I turned the temperature down, my bills increased. This summer, I decided to take some of the control over my energy bill back. I installed reflective film on my windows that reduced the amount of light and heat coming into the house. I started serving more cold meals or asking my husband to barbecue outside, so that my air conditioner didn't have to compete with the hot stove, and I started doing laundry at night to reduce appliance heat in the house at peak times. I also had ceiling fans installed. So far, the difference in my bill has been tremendous. This blog is a way for me to explore other ways to reduce energy drain during the summer months.