It goes without saying that, when you venture into the bathroom to use the toilet, you expect the thing to work—and a toilet that is clogged or otherwise malfunctioning is about the last thing any homeowner wishes to encounter. Of course, a toilet—like any in-house fixture of appliance—is not made to last forever. Eventually, toilets need replacing. With that said, there are some steps that homeowners can take to extend the life of their commodes, and also to ensure that they stay free of clogs.
The last thing any homeowner wants to wake up to is a plumbing problem—a sink that’s clogged up, a toilet that won’t flush, or, worst-case scenario, water flooding into your home through a leaky or backed-up pipe. Not only are these issues damaging to your property, and potentially costly to fix, but they are also 100 percent preventable—which makes them all the more frustrating when or if they do occur.