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Things you should avoid flushing down your toilet

Are you a person who finds it convenient to flush almost anything down to the toilet? Well, think again because you can get serious plumbing problems with this practice. To avoid the risk of more plumbing issues, get these items away from the toilet.

 

Flushable Wipes

Believe it or not but even the so-called flushable wipes such as baby wipe are not for the toilet. A huge amount of money is spent just on filtering these out of the city’s plumbing system.  

 

Paper Towels 

Paper towels should be disposed in a wastepaper basket instead of being flush on the toilet. These are very thick and big to be flushed down the toilet.

 

Prophylactics

This item can cause serious toilet clogs, not to mention the embarrassment you can get when they back up into the bowl.

 

Kitty Litter 

Kitty litter when moistened clump up in the plumbing pipes and makes a clog, so don’t think to flush it down the toilet.

 

Cigarette Butts

First of all, chemicals are present in cigarette butts, and flushing them might contaminate the water supply. Moreover, they don’t decompose as many people think.

 

Dental Floss

You might say, this is just a thin little string and there’s nothing to worry about. But take note – dental floss isn’t biodegradable and when they bunch up, they can create a clog.

 

Medication

Toilet is not a place to dispose your medicines. When you flush pills down the toilet, even your pets might have a dose of it. If you want the water supply clean for everyone, avoid flushing any kinds of medicines down your toilet.

 

Cotton Balls and Swabs

Don’t underestimate these small things because they can bind together inside the pipes over time and cause undesirable clogs.

 

Feminine Hygiene Products

Flushing these items, because it’s being said on the product’s boxes, is not advisable. The best way is to have a trashcan for each bathroom. You might not be using these items but your guests might.

 

Diapers

Diapers should be disposed because they stink but never in your toilet. In fact, your toilet can’t just take this stuff.

 

Keep your toilet always in good condition or when clog already happened, call any plumbing services in Sydney right away or contact us at info@youplumbing.com.au

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The Truth about Sitting on a Public Toilet Seat

Stop worrying so much when using a public toilet without toilet paper covering it. All you have to do is to wash your hands after using the toilet. Perhaps, public bathrooms can be a haven for most bacteria since a lot of people are using it.

However, many experts agree to one thing: public bathrooms are not the dirtiest place on earth. According to assistant professor William DePaolo of immunology and microbiology at the University of Southern California (USC), sitting on a toilet cannot lead to infection and even the bacteria found in the toilet’s surfaces are not transmitted easily in your skin. He added that many of these bathroom bacteria successfully live in moist areas such as mucous membranes. Now, in case you sit on a toilet without covering it with toilet paper and you failed to wash your hands, then you are at risk of transmitting the bacteria that you are afraid of. Nonetheless, you should know that the skin serves as a protective layer against microbes.

Well, the truth is other things that can be found in the bathroom such as the toilet paper roll is much dirtier than the toilet itself getting more bacteria. For example, the dishwashing sponge can be a place of 200,000 times more bacteria in comparison to an average toilet seat. Other household things that have more bacteria are video game controllers, smartphones, and kitchen sinks. Don’t ignore your purses which of course are taken  almost everywhere. So, are you so scared of toilet seats? Well, you should be shivering if you find out that that your office desk is much filthier with some 16 million microbes just on your keyboard.

Nevertheless, you can still cover the toilets with toilet paper but be reminded that washing your hands carefully using anti-microbial soap plus an alcohol could do a better job.

For more information about cleaning and maintaining your bathroom you can go to any plumbing shop in Australia, kindly visit us at info@youplumbing.com.au

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Toilet Disasters

Ever had one of those toilet disasters? The ones that happen right after you use the toilet and then you know that you won’t be able to use it for the next few hours because you need to call the plumber again? If you already have experienced that kind of trouble, then it is obvious that you never want to go through the same thing again.

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Here are some ways for you to be able to avoid having toilet disasters:

1. Put a small garbage can near your toilet so that you won’t be tempted to throw anything into the toilet.

2. Line this garbage can with a plastic bag so that when it gets full, all you have to do is to remove the plastic bag and throw the garbage outside.

3. Store extra bathroom bags in the cabinet so that it will be easy to replace those that you have emptied and thrown away.

4. Use light toilet paper. This will give tremendous help when it comes to being assured that you won’t have toilet clogs anymore.

There are a lot more causes for toilet problems and one of those is the famous wipe cleaners. The disposable ones, even when they are marketed to be flushable, they are not. Baby wipes also fall into this category, along with many feminine products such as tampons, mini pads, and pads. Keep in mind that all of this stuff should be thrown in the flush and not down your toilet if you won’t want another toilet disaster to happen into your home.

For serious problems concerning your toilets, all you have to do is give You Plumbing a call and we will give you a hundred percent guarantee that we will be there to assist you and to solve your toilet problems.

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How to Prevent Toilet Clogs

Ever had one of those toilet clogs? The ones that happen right after you use the toilet and then you know that you won’t be able to use it for the next few hours because you need to call the plumber again? If you already have experienced that kind of trouble, then it is obvious that you never want to go through the same things again.

Here are some ways for you to be able to prevent toilet clogs in the future:

prevent-toilet-clogs1. Put a small garbage can near your toilet so that you won’t be tempted to throw anything into the toilet.

2. Line this garbage can with a plastic bag so that when it gets full, all you have to do is to remove the plastic bag and throw the garbage outside.

3. Store additional bathroom bags in the cabinet so that you won’t find it hard to replace the ones that you have emptied and thrown away.

4. Use light toilet paper. This will give tremendous help when it comes to being assured that you won’t have toilet clogs anymore.

There are a lot more causes for toilet clogs and one of those is the famous wipe cleaners. The disposable ones, even when they are marketed to be flushable, they are not. Baby wipes also fall into this category, along with many feminine products such as tampons, mini pads, and pads. Keep in mind that all of this stuff should be thrown in the flush and not down your toilet if you want to prevent toilet clogs from happening in the future.

Meanwhile, for severe problems concerning your toilets, all you have to do is give You Plumbing a call and we will give you a hundred percent guarantee that we will be there to assist you and solve your toilet problems in no time.

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Funny Plumbing Facts

We have gathered crazy facts about plumbing that you might enjoy.  Here are a few:

  1. Albert Einstein was made an honorary member of the Plumbers and Steamfitters Union after he had announced that he would be a plumber if he had to live his life all over again.
  2. In the technology capital of the world, Japan, some urinals have voice activated flushing mechanisms.  The urinals respond to several commands, including “fire”.
  3. Over $100,000 were spent on a study to determine whether most people put their toilet paper on the holder with the flap in front or behind.  The answer: three out of four people have the flap in the front.
  4. 90% of pharmaceuticals taken by people are excreted through urination. Therefore our sewer systems contain heavy dose of drugs.  A recent study by the EPA has found fish containing trace amounts of estrogens, cholesterol-lowering drugs, pain relievers, antibiotics, caffeine and even anti-depressants.
  5. President Richard Nixon had set up a White House Special Investigations Unit to plug intelligence leaks in the governmental processes associated with the Vietnam War.  The members of this group were popularly called “plumbers.”
  6. The toilet is flushed more times during the super bowl halftime than at any time during the year.  We imagine the 8 million pounds of popcorn, 28 million pounds of potato chips, and 1 billion chicken wings really get to you at halftime.
  7. Who are the most famous plumbers ever?  Mario and Luigi of course!  They have been in over 200 games since Mario bros was created in 1985.
  8. King George II of Great Britain died falling off a toilet on the 25th of October 1760.
  9. The “Bathroom” has been named many different things in many different places.  Here are a few of my favourite ones: The Egyptians named it the House of Horror, the Romans named it the Necessaries for obvious reasons.  The Tudors who ruled England for a period of time called the bathroom the privy or house of privacy.  People of France call it “La Chambre Sent” meaning the smelly house, self-explanatory of course.  Israelis call the bathroom the house of honour; this one confuses us the most.
  10. The average person spends three whole years of their life sitting on the toilet.  We hope you brought a good book.

Have fun with us at You Plumbing, Sydney’s number one choice for plumbing supplies and services. Pipes might be your problem. Your water bill is increasing. Hurry and call us now!

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