Prevent a Clogged Toilet

In order to prevent a clogged toilet just remember if you wouldn’t eat it, don’t flush it down the drain.  With the exception of toilet paper of course. Simple advice really and if it helps to prevent a clogged toilet, then we could actually call it money saving advice! Remember from your toilet’s perspective out of sight is not necessarily out of mind.

Hello, I’m Kurt Koegel owner of Koegel Plumbing and Heating Solutions, LLC. I am a Master Plumber with over 30 years of experience in the industry. Our company provides clean, courteous and professional plumbing and heating services in Alexandria, MN and surrounding communities.  Over the years our customers keep asking the same plumbing questions.  We thought it would be a good idea to create a blog and share this information with everyone.

So here we are, this is the first post in our new blog series entitled “Plumbing Tips from a Pro“.

To most people unclogging a toilet may seem pretty straight forward, but a clogged toilet can present a bit of a challenge depending on what is actually causing the stoppage.  It can even be somewhat entertaining especially when you have very young children in your family.  Sometimes unclogging a toilet involves solving a mystery by asking questions like “How did this GI-Joe action figure get in here?”

Avoid a Clogged Toilet

Here is a list of some common household items that should never be flushed down the drain.  In alphabetical order:

  1. Baby Wipes
  2. Condoms
  3. Cotton Swabs
  4. Dental Floss
  5. Tooth Picks
  6. Eye Glass Wipes
  7. Grease
  8. Hand Wipes
  9. Medications
  10. Paper Towels
  11. Personal Hygiene Wipes
  12. Sanitary Napkins
  13. Tampons

If you have been flushing these items down the drain we suggest that you place them in the trash instead. If you have a clogged toilet and a plunger isn’t working give us a call (320)766-6767 we are here to help get things flowing again.

We hope you found this information useful. Do you have a plumbing or heating question or problem we can help with? Please send them to us.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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