Columbus, GA



Columbus, GA

Can Toilet Paper Clog Your Plumbing System?

When was the last time you had that feeling of terror? You know the one I’m talking about. You flush the toilet and the water level in the toilet bowl starts rising and rising. Will it overflow onto the bathroom floor? Thankfully, the water almost always stops rising before that happens but it’s still an unnerving experience.

Should you be concerned

Most of the time the rising water in the toilet bowl doesn’t require the help of a plumber. It is a sign of a blockage, but usually the plunger will fix the problem. If it seems to be happening a lot, your friends at Dixie Electric, Plumbing & Air want you to consider one possible culprit you might find surprising: Your toilet paper.

Different types of TP

Usually the only factors people consider when it comes to toilet paper are strength and comfort. It’s why manufacturers market TP with terms like ultra-soft, quilted, and extra-strong. But all of those comfort factors may mean your toilet paper doesn’t dissolve quickly in the water. If you look around online, you can find several sites that actually rank TP based on all factors.

It doesn’t hurt to try

If you are having consistent problems with a clogged toilet and can’t find any other causes, go ahead and try switching the brand of toilet paper you use in your Auburn or Montgomery, AL home. If it doesn’t help, then it may be time to call in the experts for some plumbing maintenance.

Many other reasons

There can be many other causes for flushing problems:

  • Toys flushed by children
  • Tree roots in the sewer line
  • The toilet doesn’t create enough pressure to push solids through the pipes

These types of problems will likely require the services of a professional.

110+ Years and going strong

That’s how long we have been serving Central & Eastern Alabama. Dixie Electric, Plumbing & Air is here to take care of whatever toilet problems you might have, and all your home comfort needs with highly trained technicians, plumbers and electricians. Be sure to like and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more great information like this.