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Decrease The Risk Of A Clogged Toilet With These Tips

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A clogged toilet can quickly cause panic as you watch the toilet's water level rise dangerously toward the rim of the bowl. While you can often manage toilet clogs with the help of a plunger or a toilet snake, you'll occasionally need to involve the help of a licensed plumber – and you might feel a little embarrassed about making that phone call. It's better to be proactive by taking steps to limit your risk of a clogged toilet. Doing so is about more than just being liberal with your use of toilet paper – here are some other tips that are easy to employ.

Teach Your Kids That The Toilet Isn't A Toy

If you have children, you might occasionally spot them using the toilet as a "swimming pool" for their action figures. In addition to the sanitary concerns of doing so, it doesn't take much for a figurine to be dropped into the toilet and then flushed, which can quickly create a blockage that requires the help of a professional. Make sure your young children know not to play around the toilet and not to hold small objects such as toys while using the toilet. If you can't trust their actions, consider investing in a small toilet seat lock or keeping the door to the bathroom shut and locked.

Don't Use The Toilet For Food Prep Disposal

Whether you've left a soup or stew in the fridge long enough for it to spoil or you're looking for an easy way to dispose of cooking oil from your deep fryer, it can be tempting to flush these products down the toilet. While the materials will quickly flush out of sight and won't likely clog the toilet immediately, they may lead to a clog in the future. The oils can start to coat the toilet's pipes and reduce the amount of space through which water can flow. Eventually, if you keep using the toilet for this purpose, you could be looking at a clog.

Don't Flush The Wrong Products

It might be tempting to flush feminine hygiene products, individual wipes and other sanitary products down the toilet, but these can lead to a blockage in the toilet itself or in its pipes. Always check the packaging of the products you buy to determine their ideal disposal method. Wrapping them in a piece of toilet paper and placing them in the garbage is a good way to dispose of these products without risking a clog.

If you need an emergency plumber for a plumbing problem, contact First Class Plumbing of Florida Inc.

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29 March 2016