“What kind of toilet paper do you use?” It’s not the kind of question you often hear, but when it comes up, it sure makes for a great debate! There’s toilet paper made from trees, toilet paper made from recycled paper, one ply, two-ply and even four ply! There’s low-grade toilet paper that only has one (or two plies max) and is very coarse. Mid-grade is two-ply and textured to provide softness and durability.
The fanciest toilet paper option has two to four plies, and can even have additions like lotion and wax. When it comes to comfort, the premium is surely best, but when it comes to clogged toilets, it’s also number one. Not to mention, it has the highest toilet paper prices. If your toilet seems to clog after every flush, it may be time to downgrade your toilet paper.
Rough pipes, low-flow toilets and using too much toilet paper are among the most common reasons a toilet clogs. But if you know that none of these factors are present, then you might want to consider that you’re using toilet paper that’s causing the clogs.
While that ultra-plush roll feels lovely, the thicker each square, the easier it can get stuck in your pipes and cause clogs. The pros at Anderson Plumbing, Heating & Air, San Diego, CA, recommend testing your toilet paper.. “Take a square or two of your current toilet paper and drop it into the toilet. If a few minutes have passed and it still looks similar or nearly identical, then it may be too thick, putting your plumbing at risk. Instead of using the thick toilet paper products available today, opt for a thinner, lighter option. Usually, the more cost-effective toilet paper products are friendlier to your plumbing.”