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How To Prevent Toilet Clogs in Your Building

4/19/2019 (Permalink)

Water Damage How To Prevent Toilet Clogs in Your Building A clogged toilet in a public restroom can make a big mess.

A clogged toilet in a public restroom can make a big mess. It can flood the whole room, rendering it useless until the problem is fixed. It can even seep into the tiles and flood the next level down if it goes unchecked for long. If your building in Edmond, OK experiences frequent flooding from toilets, there are a few things you can do to reduce the number of occurrences.

Timely Maintenance

There are several reasons a toilet might leak:

  • Too much toilet paper
  • Unflushable items in bowl
  • Clogged pipes
  • Loose gaskets or seals

Any time you have a toilet overflow, you need to call sewer remediation specialists immediately. These experts can tell you if your problem is an actual clog or simply the result of improper usage, and they can clean up the mess quickly either way.

Helpful Signage

Many people don’t realize how easily a clogged toilet can occur in a building with multiple restroom facilities. They may presume that public toilets are somehow more powerful than residential ones, or they may not know where to dispose of various items. By putting up signs in the public restrooms with helpful reminders of how not to cause an overflow, you can inform employees and visitors of sensible expectations.

Disposal Options

You have some control over the level of trash that ends up in the toilets in your building. Thinner toilet paper reduces the likelihood that a visitor will use too much and cause sewage to flow over the rim of the toilet when it is flushed. One trashcan per bathroom is not sufficient. If you want people to dispose of larger items responsibly, you must provide them the means to do so. Place trash receptacles in each stall or along the walls of the restroom.

You cannot control other people’s behavior. You can, however, provide the guidance and the means to execute proper restroom etiquette and avoid a clogged toilet.

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