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5 Ways to Avoid a Clogged Toilet May 16, 2017

Kalispell, Flathead
5 Ways to Avoid a Clogged Toilet, Kalispell, Montana

A clogged toilet is a problem most people would be perfectly happy to avoid all their lives. While a plumber can usually fix one quickly, it’s still a frustrating issue for any homeowner to deal with. It’s important to take some basic preventative measures that will help keep your toilet running perfectly for years.

5 Tips to Preventing a Clogged Toilet

1. Add a Garbage Can

Toilet-Kalispell-MTKeep a small trash can in your bathroom at all times. Clogs often develop because people flush items they shouldn’t such as chewing gum or paper towels. With a garbage can nearby, you’ll be less inclined to do so.

2. Schedule Inspections

At least once a year, have a plumbing repair specialist inspect your pipes and fixtures. Often a blockage within your plumbing system is what’s causing the backup. A professional will identify any minor issues before they turn into major problems.

3. Enforce the Rules

There are many items, materials and substances you should never flush. It’s not enough for you to know what they all are. Ensure that every member of your household also has this knowledge. This is especially important if you have young children. Make sure there are clear, enforced rules about what they can flush.

4. Use Light Toilet Paper

Opt for single-ply toilet paper. It breaks down more easily in water and is less likely to cause a clog.

5. Don’t Flush Too Much at Once

When flushing toilet paper, don’t stuff the bowl so much you can’t see the surface. Flush multiple times to avoid flushing too much at once and causing a clog.

 

If your toilet gets clogged, get in touch with the experts at Flo-Rite Plumbing Inc. serving the greater Flathead Valley. They’ll fix your problem efficiently and professionally. Call (406) 257-6897 or visit them online for more information on their plumbing services including drain cleaning and water heater repair or replacement.

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