Toilet Etiquette to Avoid a Plumbing Emergency

How does your bathroom look? Is it a nightmare, or a place of peace and reprieve? We all know that it can’t ALWAYS look like a professional technician just cleaned it. However, there are good practices, for both in and out of your house. We want to let you know this etiquette so that you can always have the best possible bathroom experience. And set it up for others as well.

Perform Regular Toilet Cleaning

toiletcleaningOne of the most important things that you need to remember to do is to clean your toilet regularly. This doesn’t just mean cleaning it every week. It means being weary and making sure you’re not causing a mess.

Wipe up the seat or take the toilet brush and scrub the inside of the bowl. If you’re a guy, don’t forget to put the seat down!

Think about how you want to find the toilet the next time you’re at someone’s house or at a store and show people the same courtesy. If you are having company over, make sure your toilet’s clean for them, too! Sometimes even the simplest cleaning can help you prevent major emergencies down the line.

Avoid Flushing Non-Flushable Items and Use a Bin

There are only two things that you should flush down your toilet. These things are waste and toilet paper. Lots of things like feminine hygiene products and wipes say that they are flushable.

But flushing things like tampons and pads can cause you to have clogs in your toilet and in your pipes. Here are some other things that you should never flush in your toilet:

  • disposingCat litter
  • Q-Tips
  • Coffee grounds
  • Diapers
  • Cotton balls

Ways to Avoid a Toilet Plumbing Emergency

There’s nothing worse than having a plumbing emergency where you can’t use your toilet because it’s clogged or, even worse, overflowing. Below are some things that you can do to help avoid putting your toilet out of order.


  • Only flush waste and toilet paper (see our list above of things you shouldn’t flush).
  • Flush more than once – If you think the bathroom might get stuck, flush a couple of times rather than waiting until the end. This will help avoid clogs.
  • Keep an eye out for leaks – Clogs aren’t the only reason why your toilet might be out of order. If your toilet is making noise or if you’re noticing water around your toilet, check it for leaks.

Whether you’re trying your best to keep your bathroom and toilet clean or you’re working hard to make sure your toilet’s working the way that it should, you should practice proper bathroom and toilet etiquette.

This goes for when you’re at home and when you’re in public. Call Champion Plumbing the next time you want to have plumbing maintenance done and you may avoid a plumbing emergency.

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