For many people, the clogged toilet is really a big problem. Each year, more than one in five Americans cope with a blocked toilet and 70 percent surveyed recently agreed that clogs trigger a real headache for them. The survey commissioned by the Scott® Clog Clinic, an authority on common-sense solutions for avoiding stopped-up toilets, found some ways to avoid this problem.
First of all is going down the drain. Twelve percent of people have dropped a toy ball down the pipes, while 6 percent have flushed a fish. And approximately thirty-seven percent of respondents maintain that no one takes responsibility for clogging the toilet in their home.
Then, the second reason is away from home. As for public restrooms, 30 percent say they have experienced a clog in a restaurant, 24 percent at work, 22 percent while at someone else’s home other than in-laws, 14 percent while visiting in-laws, 12 percent during holidays at their home, 11 percent while entertaining guests at home and 2 percent on a date.
Besides, 87 percent of consumers use a plunger to free the pipes (and 92 percent own one). Forty-five percent “completely agree” that they can prevent toilet clogs by using a septic-safe toilet paper. Those with older homes, septic-tank systems, low-flow toilets, and people who own a boat or RV are most at risk of clogs and plumbing issues. The first line of attack to prevent toilet clogs is to use a septic-safe tissue such as Scott 1000ct or Scott Extra Soft.