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If you have faced a clogged toilet, you are not alone. Each year, more than one in five Americans manage an obstructed toilet and 70 percent surveyed recently concurred that obstructions set off a real headache.

The survey commissioned by the Scott ® Clog Clinic, an authority on common-sense options for preventing stopped-up toilets, found that if a couple of proper steps are taken, consumers can avoid most clogs.

As part of its study of toilet blockages, the Clog Clinic discovered that:

• Going down the drain. Twelve percent of people have actually dropped a toy ball down the pipes, while 6 percent have flushed a fish.

• Who did it? Thirty-seven percent of respondents preserve that no one takes duty for clogging the toilet in their home.

• Away from house. When it comes to public bathrooms, 30 percent state they have actually experienced an obstruction in a dining establishment, 24 percent at work, 22 percent while at someone else’s home other than in-laws, 14 percent while going to in-laws, 12 percent during vacations at their house, 11 percent while amusing guests at home and 2 percent on a date.

• Take the plunge. To unclog an obstructed toilet, 87 percent of customers utilize a plunger to release the pipelines (and 92 percent own one).

• Only you can avoid blockages. Forty-five percent “entirely agree” that they can prevent toilet obstructions by utilizing a septic-safe toilet paper.

Those with older houses, septic-tank systems, low-flow toilets, and people who own a boat or recreational vehicle are most at risk of blockages and pipes concerns. The first line of attack to avoid toilet blockages is to utilize a septic-safe tissue such as Scott 1000ct or Scott Extra Soft.



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