Tip #2 – Prevent Buildup Before it Gets Out of Hand
Flushing anything down the toilet other than human waste or toilet paper is generally a bad idea, even wipes. It can mean an unnecessary call to a plumber. If you want to see why, try this test:
- Fill two bowls with water.
- Put a square of toilet paper in one bowl.
- Put an item you’re unsure of, such as kleenex, wipes napkins, in the other bowl.
- Wait an hour.
- Swish the two bowls around.
If you tried this out, you would find that the toilet paper significantly disintegrated, and the other item is probably intact. Toilet paper is the only paper product designed to do this. Other items can create clogs.
However, no matter how careful we are, things slip by. You can help combat this in an eco-friendly way by pouring a cup of baking soda and then a cup of vinegar down your drains every month.