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Five tips to prevent a blocked toilet

Five Tips to Prevent a Blocked Toilet

As well as being unpleasant and inconvenient, a blocked toilet can also end up costing you a significant amount of money to fix if left for too long. There are a number of steps you can take to avoid this unhelpful instance occurring, and this article will look into them.


Flushable or Not

There are certain items and materials that will not flush down a toilet, no matter how hard you try. These include things like paper towels, napkins, coffee grounds, fats and oils, plastic items and nappies. Ensure that everyone in your building, whether it’s a workplace or your home, is aware of what can and can’t be put down the toilet. The flush cannot break these items up so they do not travel through your plumbing like you might expect, which leads to a blockage.


If your toilet is flushing slowly or not at all, this could be because a blockage has already formed in your toilet plumbing. If you notice this problem, call a professional immediately to fix it, do not leave it and hope it goes away, or continue to use the toilet as this will only exacerbate the issue.


Check your cisterns regularly to ensure that they are clear from any items inside it or even resting on top of it. While it may seem like a handy place to store things, these items can easily fall into the drain and cause a blockage.

Proper Flushing


If too much toilet paper is put into the toilet and flushed, it can be a struggle for the flush to break the toilet paper down and therefore it won’t be taken down the drain. Ensure that only the right amount of paper is used, and make sure any young children know the risks of putting too much toilet paper down there, too.

Here at Jet Rod, we specialise in providing only the best drain clearance and repairs services to all our customers. Whether you have a blocked toilet, drainage issues or you are concerned that you may have a problem developing, get in touch with us today and we’ll be happy to help you.

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