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Not Showing Toilet Etiquette can Lead to a Plumbing Emergency!

Have you ever gone into a public restroom and went to use a toilet only to find that the seat was so disgusting that you walked right out again? Chances are that we have all been there, and nothing is worse. Some people don’t know how to practice good bathroom or toilet etiquette when they’re not at home because they figure they don’t have to clean it up.

But even worse than walking into a public bathroom to find it gross and covered in urine droplets or worse feces is to find it in someone’s home. Below we’re going to talk about some important toilet etiquette tips that everyone should know in order to keep from a plumbing emergency.

Toilet Cleaning 101

Remember how grossed out you were when you were in a public toilet and found it a mess? Do you want people to feel that way when they come into your home and use your bathroom? Below are some tips for toilet cleaning.

  • toiletcleaningWipe the Seat – If your aim isn’t good, make sure that you’re wiping up the seat. The best way to do this is with an antibacterial wipe. But if you don’t have any of those (like if you’re out somewhere) a piece of toilet paper is better than nothing.
  • Use the Brush – Chances are if you’re out somewhere like a store, they may not have a toilet brush for you to use. But if you’re in your home and you have made a mess in the toilet, because you have your period or you have had stomach issues, use the brush to clean the bowl.
  • Wipe Up the Floor – Again, this is hard to do if you’re in public. If you’re in public and there’s a mess in the bathroom, let someone know in the store. But if there’s a problem at home, make sure you wipe up the floor.

Watch Your Flushing and Avoid Repiping

disposingLet’s talk about something else that’s annoying in public bathrooms – those clogged toilets. Why is it that people think that they can flush everything down the public toilets?

How annoying! Of course, there’s a lot of people who believe that the toilet can handle anything. Here’s a little tip – it can’t!

You’d think that people would know that from going to the bathrooms in stores and seeing toilets that are backed up. But sadly, this isn’t the case. Here are some things that you should never flush down your toilet.

  • Feminine products
  • Diapers
  • Wipes
  • Paper towels
  • Cigarettes (seriously you’re not in junior high or high school anymore)
  • Cat litter
  • Condoms

Flushing any of these things not only can cause a clog in your toilet or even it to overflow, but you may need to have new pipes put in. That’s a huge expense no one wants to have!

Tips for Avoiding a Non-Toilet Plumbing Emergency

We’ve already covered the things that can cause clogs and other problems in the toilet. That’s one way that you can avoid having a plumbing emergency. But believe it or not, although plumbing emergencies often involve the toilet, there are other reasons why they could happen. Below are some tips that you can use for avoiding other plumbing emergencies.

  • plumbingemergencyDo Regular Maintenance – Regularly maintaining your plumbing is one of the best ways that you can avoid plumbing emergencies.
  • Have Inspections Done – When you have your plumbing inspected regularly, small problems are caught before they become big ones.

Remember how gross public bathrooms can be and #keepyouraim to leave a clean bathroom anywhere you go! Also, anytime you’re dealing with a plumbing emergency, you can always count on our staff at 24-7 Plumbing And Drain, your Murrieta, CA plumbing pros!