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Worst Things You Can Do to Your Toilet

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Don’t Do This to Your Toilet!

Toilets may seem like a non-issue and like they’re just another household appliance that doesn’t need a whole lot of care and attention other than a good, frequent cleaning. Actually, toilets need a lot more attention than you may think!

You would be surprised how many things you may be doing without knowing that could be bad toilet habits and lead to clogged pipes or an overall plumbing problem.

How Bad Habits Cause Plumbing Problems

Sometimes, all kinds of things get flushed down the toilet. Maybe you accidentally threw something in one day and noticed your toilet doesn’t flush the same. Or maybe even your kids were a little experimental one day and flushed something like a toy.

Maybe you don’t have a bad habit of tossing things down the toilet but you do ignore red flags and general signs that something may be wrong with your plumbing. Here are a few of the habits that you may not notice you’ve been ignoring.

1. You use a liquid drainer when you think your toilet is clogged.

Liquid drainers usually always end up doing more harm than good for your pipe’s overall health.

2. You don’t flush your toilet often enough.

It’s common for people to want to save on water costs, so they flush as little times per day as possible. While this may sound like a good idea, it’s actually one of the worst habits to have. You could potentially clog your toilet by flushing too much tissue at once.

3. You Ignore When Your Toilet Has a Small Issue.

When it comes to toilets, small issues can likely lead to bigger problems that can result in you having plumbing problems in your entire bathroom. If you notice your toilet has been running water for a while or the flush isn’t as powerful as it normally is, then you should call a professional to check to see if there may be an underlying cause.

4. You Flush Anything Down Your Toilet

One of the worst things you can do to your toilet is use it as a garbage can. Everything isn’t meant to be flushed down the toilet, and your pipes are only so big to let everything flow through without any hiccups.

Try not to throw anything absorbent like cotton balls, sanitary napkins, chunks of hair, wads of paper towels or tissues, or anything else that is known to soak up water. Keep your flushable items limited to toilet paper and your toilet should work properly.

5. You Ignore Signs of Bad Piping

Do you notice a difference in how powerful a flush sounds when you’re flushing your toilet? Or maybe you’ve noticed your toilet is leaking water? These are two subtle signs that could mean something is up with your pipes.

If you notice that your flush is weak or your toilet is leaking water, call a professional as soon as possible to examine your toilet and pipes. Waiting to fix a toilet leak can cause water damage and mold from the moisture. We recommend that you act fast to avoid having to fix further damage.

6. You Don’t Consider the Cost

Fixing your drain system may not sound too expensive to you, but the cost could gradually increase based on how much damage needs to be fixed. We know how quickly the cost of fixing your pipes can add up, so we recommend that you call an expert as soon as you notice a problem with your toilet that you can’t fix.

Call the Best Plumbers in Saskatoon

Our team at Centennial Plumbing, Heating & Electrical can take care of your plumbing problems no matter how big or small. We offer commercial plumbing, drain cleaning, fix leaks, and unclog toilets, sinks, and showers! If you have any questions, call an expert today at (306) 500-7392 to schedule an appointment!