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Protecting your toilet from overflowing
When you have a family, it’s easy to clog a toilet. This can be expensive and inconvenient especially when they all have to pile into one bathroom until it’s fixed. That’s more than any family should have to endure. But there are ways that everyone can avoid this and here are some suggestions.
Have a family bathroom powwow
Sometimes kids and even some adults can be a bit disrespectful to the toilet. This means people misuse it and then blame each other and you have no idea who to punish. So, having a family meeting about it may help. Let them all know what is acceptable and what isn’t even if you have to hand the rules where they can see them. There is also accountability and they will watch each other as long as they know that they are all in trouble as a unit if you have another stuffed up toilet!
Invest a little:
There are battery operated mechanisms that will shut a toilet down immediately whenever there is enough stuff to clog a toilet. Now, there are a few bugs in this but nothing you can’t get around together. Keep extra batteries on hand for it all.
When a house is on a septic tank and not sewer—it will clog if it isn’t cleaned every 8 to 10 years. Call a plumber to assess whether or not the septic tank needs to be dumped out professionally and treated with a special detergent that will disintegrate things like toilet paper and other things that may make their way down there. They also use natural enzymes that do the trick.
Throw nothing big including wads of TP roll down the toilet
Not to be crass—but—if you have to flush twice or more than do so. Do not put large wads of toilet paper down the commode. And lastly, no kitchen grease either!