Plumbing Problems? ─ Maybe it’s the paper

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Do you have a toilet that’s constantly clogging? The solution may be as simple as switching your brand of toilet paper.

While we may use fewer sheets of toilet paper than in the past (16.4 per flush versus 17.8 a decade earlier), that’s only because toilet paper is thicker now than it ever was before. Thicker paper takes longer and uses more water to dissolve. So that luxuriously soft, quilted 3-ply may feel nice, but it has also been linked to overflowing toilets, blocked pipes, and unnecessary plumbing bills. Switching to 2-ply can make all the difference, and it costs less!

What Not to Flush

Along with thick TP, flushing household items can also cause clogging. Here are some examples of things that shouldn’t be flushed:

  • Cotton Balls/Q-tips
  • Paper towel
  • Dental floss
  • Facial tissue
  • “Flushable” wipes/baby wipes
  • Band-Aids/bandage wrappings
  • Diapers
  • Pills/medications
  • Cat litter
  • Feminine products/condoms
  • Hair
  • Cigarette butts

What does that leave? Toilet paper and, well, the obvious. Your plumber will thank you for it!

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