Did you Have an unlucky St. Patrick’s Day? Maybe you picked up the wrong four-leaf clover, and walked into a nasty bathroom! Yikes! Well, now that St. Patty’s Day has passed, you can get that “luck of the Irish” back. How? Let’s begin with your toilet etiquette.
Superior Plumbing, Heating & Air, Inc is here to give you some pointers on how to improve your bathroom etiquette to improve your luck with plumbing emergencies! That’s right; good toilet etiquette translates to better plumbing care, which means less chance of an emergency happening.
Never Neglect Toilet Cleaning
To begin with, keeping the toilet clean is essential to good toilet etiquette. Even in a public bathroom, you should be doing your part to keep the toilet clean.
That means, as a sign posted on many a bathroom door suggests, that “if you sprinkle when you tinkle, please be neat and wipe the seat.”
In your own home, cleaning the toilet involves a little more. You should scrub the inside of your toilet bowl regularly to prevent the growth of mold and other bacteria.
Another simple way to keep your toilet clean is just to flush when you’re done! The person who comes in after you doesn’t need to know what you did in the bathroom before them. Let’s try to keep a little bit of mystery in that area.
Repiping Can Be Avoided With Using a Trash Bin
Speaking of flushing, knowing when not to flush is just as important as knowing when to flush. What do we mean by that? Toilets are not designed to dispose of anything and everything you put into them.
Be sure to keep things like feminine napkins, cotton swabs or pads, hair and nail clippings, paper towels, and wet wipes out of toilets to avoid clogging.
A major clog in a toilet drain, or further back in the drain pipe can cause a plumbing emergency that requires repiping to repair.
Don’t Let Your Carelessness Cause a Plumbing Emergency
Let’s go back a moment to that unfortunate bathroom you found yourself in on St. Patrick’s Day for a moment. Put yourself in that bathroom for a moment and try to remember what the floor around the toilet looked like.
There were probably a couple of pieces of toilet paper there. Maybe the floor is wet? Let’s hope that’s water; otherwise, that wet floor could be an unsanitary health hazard as well as a safety hazard!
You see, good plumbing etiquette doesn’t only prevent plumbing emergencies, it can also prevent a health and safety related emergency as well. For everyone’s sake, please remember to #keepyouraim…now that it’s a hashtag, it’ll be easier to remember!
In all seriousness, it’s important to practice good toilet etiquette not only in your own home but also in public bathrooms. If you do find that you have a plumbing emergency in your home, remember to call Superior Plumbing, Heating & Air, Inc immediately at (248) 673-7260 for service. A plumbing contractor is standing by to help you with all your plumbing needs in Waterford Township, MI!