Clogged Toilets Can Be A Real Drain


Clogged Toilets Can Be A Real Drain (NAPSA)—If you have faced a clogged toilet, you are not alone. Each year, more than onein five Americans cope with a blocked toilet and 70 percent surveyed recently agreed that clogs trigger a real headache. The survey commissioned by cet the ScoTT Clog Clinic, an authority on common-sense solutions for avoiding stopped-up toilets, found that if a few proper steps are taken, consumers can avoid most clogs. As part of its survey of toilet blockages, the Clog Clinic found that: TAKE THE PLUNGE—Most homeowners use a plunger to free the pipes from a clog. toy ball down the pipes, while 6 percent haveflusheda fish. Who did it? Thirty-seven percent of respondents maintain that no one takes responsibility for clogging the toilet in their home. e Away from home. Asfor pub- pipes (and 92 percent own one). Only you can prevent clogs. Forty-five percent “completely agree’ that they can preventtoilet clogs by using a septic-safe toilet paper. Going downthe drain. Twelve percent of people have dropped a sumers use a plunger to free the Those with older homes, septic- lic restrooms, 30 percent say they tank systems, low-flow toilets, and restaurant, 24 percent at work, 22 most at risk of clogs and plumbing issues. The first line of attack to have experienced a clog ina percent while at someoneelse’s home other than in-laws, 14 per- cent while visiting in-laws, 12 percent during holidays at their home, 11 percent while entertain- ing guests at home and 2 percent on a date. e Take the plunge. To unclog a blocked toilet, 87 percent of con- people who own a boat or RV are prevent toilet clogs is to use a sep- tic-safe tissue such as SCOTT 1000ct OR SCOTT Extra Soft. These tissues dissolve four times faster than the leading brand. For more common-sense solutions to prevent clogs, visit the Clog Clinic at