Many things can cause a clogged toilet, but few ever consider toilet paper the culprit of these annoying backups. Though toilet paper is meant to be flushed, not all brands are created with clog prevention in mind. Check out this list of toilet paper products we recommend to keep your pipes clear of costly clogs.
Single Ply Paper
Since single-ply toilet paper is thinner, it breaks down faster and more entirely than multi-ply toilet paper. Even if you use more single-ply sheets of toilet paper than sheets of double-ply paper, the single-ply typically still breaks down quicker since each sheet is less dense. Not only is it the safest toilet paper to use for avoiding clogs, but it is also the most affordable option. Lastly, single-ply products are better for recreational vehicles like boats, motor homes and RVs. A quality single-ply toilet paper brand we recommend is Scott 1,000.
Materials also impact how fast it takes for toilet paper to break down. For instance, toilet paper made with lotion breaks down slowly, while brands labeled as “septic-safe” dissolve rapidly. Though septic-safe products are designed to protect septic systems, they are also beneficial for people living in apartments, in a city with centralized plumbing or if their plumbing system is older and more vulnerable to clogs. For quality septic-safe toilet paper brands, we recommend Cottonelle Ultra CleanCare Soft toilet paper and Scott Rapid-Dissolving toilet paper.
Though it is helpful to use pipe-conscience products, clogs happen. That’s where we step in. At Reliable Plumbing, we know how to get your plumbing system on track. We offer residential, commercial and industrial plumbing solutions from drain cleaning to plumbing repairs and installations. Our experts are here for you. Contact us today to see how we can help you!