There are few outlets in your home more important than the toilet, for
reasons we’re sure are obvious. Problems with your toilet need to
be corrected quickly, and by far the most common issues faced here in
Marietta, GA is the problems of clogs. Sometimes clogs are formed by normal
human waste and/or an excess of toilet paper, in which case you can usually
fix it with the judicious application of a plunger. But other times, the
clog can be formed by more troublesome components, in which case a plumber
is in order. Such components can include, but are not limited to the following:
Q-tips and Cotton Balls. These are commonly used for beauty and hygiene purposes, and it can feel
quite natural to just flush them down the toilet when you’re done.
But they can expand when wet and are difficult to break up, resulting
in a clogs.
Feminine Hygiene Products. Similarly, feminine hygiene products are often designed to absorb moisture
rather than breaking up, making them a serious problem when flushed down
Children’s Toys. It sounds absurd, but we get a large number of calls from people whose
kids have flushed plastic toys or other objects down the toilet as part
of some innocent game and had them get stuck. Teach your kids to refrain
from doing so, or put locks on your toilet seat to stop this practice.
Kleenex and Paper Towels. Toilet paper is designed to gradually dissolve in water. Tissues and paper
towels are not. It they get flushed down the toilet, they could cause
you a lot of difficulty.
The best way to avoid these kinds of clogs is to simply be mindful of what
goes into your toilet and ensure that nothing is placed there that can
clog it up. In the event you do experience a
toilet clog, call the pros at Quick Action Plumbers to get it fixed!