Toilets are the most used fixtures in a house.

Low-Flow Toilets

Older low-flow toilets may not be as powerful as they should and can lead to persistent clogs. You will find a first-generation low-flow toilet if your toilet was made before the mid-1990s. Don’t replace your fixture if it is older that the mid-1990s. Avoid clogs by using less toilet paper and staying away from clog-prone products.

Non-flushable Items

It is easy to forget about the things that are being flushed down the toilet in busy families and with children. Your toilet was designed to dispose of certain materials. Flushing foreign objects such as wet wipes, floss, cotton balls, and feminine hygiene products can lead to backups and restrict drainage.

The Clogged Trap

The trap is the curving pipe just below the toilet fixture. It is designed to prevent sewer gases from getting into your home through the pipes. Toilet paper, paper towels and other non-flushable materials can build up and block the trap. To remove the blockage, a plunger may be used. It is better to limit the use of toilet paper and other hard-to-flush materials.