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The 5 Most Common Clogs in Toilets

Whitehall Plumber1Say Goodbye to Annoying Toilet Clogs

If you’ve had it up to here with dealing with clogs in your toilet, our plumbing company can help you make the issue a thing of the distant past.

Our friendly technicians can also help you pinpoint some of the most common causes of these frustrating and often time-consuming clogs.

Lumps of Hair

Lumps of hair are often responsible for pesky toilet clogs. This doesn’t only apply to human hair — pet fur is yet another common culprit. If you comb or brush your hair and then flush the loose hairs that come off as you do so, you could be setting yourself up for a serious clog a little further down the line.

If you keep flushing hair over and over again, the only solution will be professional plumbing assistance.

Good Old Toilet Paper

It’s probably no surprise to many that toilet paper is often the cause of toilet clogs. The worst thing you can do is flush too much toilet paper at a time. If you do that, you’re basically asking for a clog. If you wish to avoid future clogs from toilet paper, consider the product you use, too.

One-ply toilet paper is beneficial for avoiding clogs. Multiple ply toilet paper, on the other hand, is harder to deconstruct and therefore is capable of obstructing toilet traps — the last thing you want. If you want to keep your toilet clog-free, go for single-play paper. Thicker toilet paper simply isn’t worth the hassle.

Feminine Hygiene Products

Women who flush feminine hygiene products down the toilet also frequently contribute to toilet clogs. This applies to both tampons and pads. Sanitary napkins are generally equipped with plastic linings that aren’t capable of dissolving.

Pads are always often just too bulky to successfully travel through traps. Tampons are just as problematic. These products are made to soak up moisture and enlarge. Since that’s their function, that’s exactly what will happen inside of your trap.

Whitehall Clogged-Toilet“Flushable” Products

Don’t always assume that a product labeled as being “flushable” really is. Baby wipes, for example, often come in packages that state that they’re flushable.

That isn’t always reality, however. If you want to play it safe, refrain from ever flushing baby wipes down the toilet. Don’t flush floss, cotton swabs or tissue, either.

Human Error

If you accidentally knock your toothbrush into the toilet and don’t realize it, flushing it will likely lead to a major clog, and understandably so.

This is why it’s crucial for people to be extra vigilant about things not falling into the toilet. Close your lid to minimize the risk.

Problems with the clogged toilet in your Whitehall home? Don’t panic, just Call Schuler Service at (610) 434-7103, and we’ll take care of business.

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