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How to Avoid a Toilet Clog

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If there’s one plumbing issue that you hate to run into, it’s a toilet clog. We know that this problem may seem unavoidable, but there are many ways that you can avoid an issue like this. We don’t want you to walk on eggshells to avoid a clog, but we do want you to keep these helpful tips in mind to avoid plumbing problems in the future.

We know that things happen, so if you do find yourself in the midst of some plumbing problems and you’re looking for a plumber in Cinco Ranch, TX, you can rely on our team members at Doug Turner Plumbing CO. Get in touch with us today to schedule an appointment.

Helpful Plumbing Tips

You can avoid a plumbing problem with the following tips.

Be Mindful of What You Put in Your Toilet

Your toilet is only meant to get rid of human waste. If you flush anything else down your toilet, you’re greatly increasing the chances that you’re going to have a toilet clog in your home. There are some common things that people flush down their toilet that seem benign but can really damage your plumbing system. Make sure you’re not flushing any of the following:

  • Cotton swabs
  • Cotton balls
  • “Flushable” wet wipes (we know they’re advertised as flushable but trust us, they’ll ruin your toilet)
  • Female sanitary items
  • Hard objects
  • Small toys, crayons, etc.
  • Anything that won’t dissolve

Make sure that you stay vigilant when you’re flushing anything down your toilet.

Keep Your Lid Down

It’s not always a common practice in every single home to put the toilet lid down after using the bathroom. If you’ve had a run-in with a foreign object in your home’s toilet, it might do you some good to keep the lid closed when your toilet isn’t in use. Keeping the lid closed can help you avoid a clog due to a slip of something like a toothbrush, comb, or another small object landing in the toilet bowl.

Watch Your Roots

Are you suffering from frequent clogging in your home? Having frequent clogs can be incredibly frustrating. It might not be a problem with your plumbing or what you’re flushing. It might be a problem with what’s in contact with your sewer line. A major problem that we see with homeowners in the Cinco Ranch is problems with tree roots growing into your plumbing line underground. Tree roots grow in a way that’s pretty persistent. Tree roots are the natural enemy of any pipe underneath the ground. If you notice that you’re having constant clogs, make sure that you contact a professional. We can take a closer look at your home’s plumbing system to ensure that we fix this problem and keep the issue at bay. It’s an easily solvable problem but you do need professional care.

Contact Doug Turner Plumbing Co today to schedule an appointment with the professionals on our team. We’re here to ensure that your plumbing system is always in the best shape possible.

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