Toilet Tips for Homes with Large Families
If you have a large family then you are likely already familiar with the challenges of a high-use toilet. The good news is that at Econo West Heating, Air & Plumbing we have some tips that can help you avoid many of those challenges. Keep reading to learn about them. If you do need help from a local plumber, contact Econo West Heating, Air & Plumbing at (661) 269-0308 right away.
Keep it Clean Under the Rim
You may think this is just about hygiene but it actually does more than remove germs. Every time you flush your toilet, water gest into the bowl through small jet holes in the upper rim. If these holes are clogged, the water comes through much more slowly and the force of the flush is reduced. If you have noticed that your toilet is not clearing waste appropriately, then you ma need to clean the jet holes.
Make Sure You’re Using the Right Cleaner
If you have a high-use toilet then you need a regular cleaning schedule. If you are needing to clean your toilet on a regular basis, then you will need the right cleaning product. If you use harsh chemicals on a regular basis, you can end up with a scratched toilet bowl, exterior, and seat. We recommend a cleaner that is specifically porcelain safe.
Be aware that the drop-in-the-tank options, though easy to use, can damage your toilet. They are full of bleach and other chemicals, which can eat away at the rubber seals inside your toilet tank. If your valves become faulty, they will not close or seal properly and you can end up having to replace your toilet.
Choose the Right Toilet Paper
Remember that anything that gets flushed down the drain needs to be able to leave via the drain. If you use the wrong toilet paper, you could clog not just the toilet but the main drain pipe. Do not use flushable wipes. No matter what the name says, these are not safe for residential toilets because they do not break down enough. They can cause serious clogs that require the help of Econo West Heating, Air & Plumbing. Even if they go down fine, you could be causing issues with your city’s sewer system.
Be Smart About How You Use Toilet Paper
If you use much more toilet paper than you should, then you are likely going to see clogs and backups. This is often the case of a child not realizing that they do not need to use half a roll, or a teenager using toilet paper for makeup removal and other tasks, then flushing it down the toilet. Talk to everyone in the family so they know the safe ways to use toilet paper.
If you do end up with a clog, or you need advice on the right toilet for high use, you can contact Econo West Heating, Air & Plumbing at (661) 269-0308 at your convenience.