I’m not sure about you, but I am not a huge fan of clogged toilets. Between the fear of water spilling over the toilet’s edge soaking the bathroom floor and the not so dainty task of using a plunger I would prefer to just avoid a clogged toilet at all costs.
Luckily, most clogged toilet issues are preventable. Preemptive action is often the best way to avoid plumbing issues.
Be Careful What You Flush Down the Toilet
Take note of a few things that you should never flush down the toilet:
- Excessive amounts of toilet paper
- Non-bio-degradable toilet paper
- Feminine products
- Baby wipes to name just a few.
All of these items are drainage systems worst enemy.
Invest in a Bathroom Trash Can
When in doubt, use less toilet paper and dispose of all of the other products elsewhere. Having a bathroom trash can is particularly helpful in these scenarios.
Have a Toilet Plunger On Hand
Unfortunately, plumbing problems can’t always be avoided. In the event that you find yourself with a clogged toilet, be sure to have a handy dandy plunger close by. Although this isn’t the most fun thing to do, a plunger may be a simple solution for a toilet-related plumbing problem.
If All Else Fails, Buy a Sewer Drain Snake
If the toilet remains clogged after a couple of try’s with the plunger, the clog may be in your sewer system. In that case, a sewer snake would be your next step. You can purchase a sewer snake at your local hardware store. Be mindful that non-commercial (less expensive) sewer snakes may not have the length, strength or blade attachments that a licensed plumber uses. There are also several points of entrance to effectively reach your clog.
Time to Call a Professional Plumber? Goodbee Plumbing is Here to Help!
If the task seems more daunting or if you have bigger plumbing issues than you thought, call Goodbee Plumbing at (985) 244-3726. We are your local plumber and we are here to serve you.