Blocked Drains and Clogged Toilets
By Topher Marcin
If you have faced a clogged toilet, you are not alone. Each year, more than one in five Americans cope with a blocked toilet and 70% surveyed recently agreed that clogs trigger a real headache.
The survey commissioned by the Scott� Clog Clinic, an authority on common-sense solutions for avoiding stopped-up toilets, found that if a few proper steps are taken, consumers can avoid most clogs.
As part of its survey of toilet blockages, the Clog Clinic found that:
Going down the drain. Twelve percent of people have dropped a toy ball down the pipes, while 6% have flushed a fish.
Who did it? 37% of respondents maintain that no one takes responsibility for clogging the toilet in their home.
Away from home. 30% say they have experienced a clog in a restaurant, 24% at work, 22% while at someone else's home other than in-laws, 14% while visiting in-laws, 12% during holidays at their home, 11% while entertaining guests and 2% on a date.
Take the plunge. To unclog a blocked toilet, 87% of consumers use a plunger to free the pipes (and 92% own one). Only you can prevent clogs. 45% "completely agree" that they can prevent toilet clogs by using a septic-safe toilet paper.
Those with older Toronto homes, septic-tank systems, low-flow toilets, and people who own a boat or RV are most at risk of clogs and Toronto plumbing issues.
The first line of attack to prevent toilet clogs is to use a septic-safe tissue such as Scott 1000 ct or Scott Extra Soft.
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