How to Keep Your Toilet from Overflowing

Are you tired of dealing with a clogged or overflowing toilet? The good news is if you follow the tips in this blog post you won’t have to. In fact, you won’t have to use your plunger as often. These tips are provided by a Palm City area plumber. Read on to find out how to have a totally clog-free toilet.

The Easiest Way to Keep Your Toilet from Overflowing

The simplest way to keep your toilet from clogging or overflowing is to only use it as a toilet and not a garbage can. Avoid putting the following in your toilet:

  • Paper towels
  • Tissues
  • Baby wipes
  • Diapers
  • Sanitary pads
  • Tampons
  • Dental floss
  • Q-tips
  • Cotton balls
  • Makeup wipes
  • Hair
  • Toenails
  • Condoms
  • Cigarette butts
  • Paper
  • Food
  • Cat litter
  • Clay

As you can see, if you can put it in your garbage can, don’t put it in your toilet. Your toilet bowl is not meant to take on garbage. It can only handle toilet paper and it’s natural purpose. If you put anything else in there it will clog up and eventual start overflowing.

Now, you may be used to using your toilet as a garbage can. If that’s the case, put a small garbage can in your bathroom and your problem will be solved.

What to Do if Your Toilet Is Already Clogged

If your toilet is already clogged, do not flush. If you flush it when it’s already clogged it will start to overflow. The first thing you need to do is start plunging your toilet with a good amount of force for a few minutes. If you don’t get any results from that pour a fair amount of hot water into your toilet. This should force your toilet to flush. If that doesn’t work, pour baking soda and vinegar into your toilet and begin plunging again. If none of this works call your local plumber. They have the necessary tools and knowledge to handle any kind of clog.

For more information:

Premier Plumbing and Air

108 NE Dixie Hwy Stuart, FL 34994