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Preventing a Clogged Toilet and the Need for Water Damage Restoration in Menomonie, WI

November 16th, 2015

The toilet is one of the most important conveniences you have in your home, even if you don’t realize it. Did you know that the average person uses 80 to 100 gallons of water a day? Of this, the largest percentage of use is contributed by toilet flushes. This is according to information provided by the USGS. That’s a lot of water, and it’s something you can’t ignore. After all, if something should go wrong with a toilet, you could have serious water damage on your hands. How do you keep your toilet from clogging? Is there some kind of magic formula you need to know?

  • The first thing you need to do is draw the line about what can be flushed. Don’t allow your children to put toy boats and other items in the toilet. Feminine products, electronics, food, and general trash should never go into a toilet. Don’t invite a water damage disaster by treating your toilet like it’s a garbage disposal.
  • Keep things off the toilet tank. Some people like to leave extra toilet paper rolls, soap, candles, vases filled with flowers, and other items on the tank to increase the quality of the atmosphere and save time. This is a bad idea. Should somebody knock the tank, one of these items may fall into the toilet. You may not realize this until it’s too late.
  • Don’t put too much toilet paper into the toilet. Do you need to use a lot of paper? Flush large paper wads separately instead of all at once.
  • If your toilet is slow or doesn’t flush properly, there may be a clog somewhere in the system. Address the issue before the situation gets worse.

If your toilet clogs despite your best efforts and causes a nasty water damage mess, call ServiceMaster Restoration and Cleaning of Menomonie, WI, for water damage restoration assistance today.


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