A house full of people can lead to all kinds of problems, but most of them are superficial. One problem, however, can ruin the entire holiday mood. Clogged toilets are never a good way to celebrate the season!
How to keep your toilet running smoothly when family comes over for the holidays:
1. Search for and purchase toilet paper designed to dissolve rapidly in
the presence of water. Usually this can be found in camping sections of
department stores or online and is just a little more per roll than standard
toilet paper but it can save you a world of headaches when you have a
house full of guests. The reason it’s so useful is that, even if
a guest uses too much toilet paper and causes a clog, it will simply dissolve
away in a few minutes with no effort on your part. It’s also great
for RV’s and mobile homes, and is safe for use with septic systems.
2. Purchase a good plunger for your specific toilet. Not all plungers
are created equal! In fact, that traditional plunger shaped like a bowl
on a stick might not work for your toilet because of the shape of your
toilet’s bowl. You may need to purchase one of those “bellow”
plungers with a narrow nozzle in order to maintain a proper seal over
the drain and effectively clear blockages. Don’t wait until your
toilet is clogged to find out you don’t have the right kind of plunger,
they’re only $15 and they’re worth every penny.