Avoid a Clogged Toilet With Preventative Maintenance

clogged toiletHave you ever endured the disaster caused by a blocked or clogged toilet? If you have, you’ll never want that experience again! So learn to avoid it by moving into preventative maintenance mode. You’re much better off to make sure toilet clogs don’t happen in the first place. Here are a few simple things you can do:
• Place a small waste basket next to the commode. If it’s there, your family will be less tempted to throw things like diapers, wet wipes, heavy tissue or other items into the toilet. They can instead use the garbage can.
• Line the waste basket with plastic liners. This is a great way to re-use the plastic bags you get from the grocery store with handles. This makes it a snap to change out the bags when needed and prevents it from getting really dirty.
• Keep some replacement bags on hand under the sink or in a cabinet. The aim is to make the daily upkeep of the waste basket as easy as possible.
• Use the lightest toilet paper that suits your preferences. That can go a long way in preventing a clogged toilet, as opposed to the heavier, types. Also, try to use less paper. Too much paper at one time is the biggest cause of clogged toilets.
Other items that are responsible for many stopped up toilets and causing backups are disposable wipe cleaners. Many of the brands say they are flushable, and technically they are, the truth is that they can cause clogs. Baby wipes also fall into this segment, just like most feminine products like mini-pads, tampons, etc. Especially avoid flushing cosmetic sponges, cotton balls, Kleenex, and paper towels. These should all be thrown in the trash. If you treat your toilet with a little TLC, you can really reduce your clogging issues.