The toilet is one of most frequently used areas of the bathroom in a house. So if any plumbing problems is noticed in the toilet, it is advisable to take corrective action at the earliest, since the problem will usually worsen if not fixed immediately. In some cases the water level in the toilet will rise after flushing the toilet. This is because the pipe and drainage system connected to the toilet is clogged and the water is not getting drained away. One of the main reasons why the water is not drained is that the toilet paper used is clogging the pipes.

The drainage system in different countries vary depending on the amount of toilet paper which is being used. Though toilet paper is designed so that it will get dissolved when immersed in water, the rate at which the toilet paper is dissolving depends to a large extent on the type of toilet paper used. Though the toilet paper sellers are promoting thick paper, since it will not tear when used for wiping, people should be aware that it will take more time for the thicker paper to get dissolved. Hence it is advisable to research the different toilet papers available in the market, and choose the right toilet paper.

Usually there are one ply, two ply and three ply toilet papers available, with one ply being the thinnest toiler paper. Another factor which can prevent clogging the toilet is the amount of toilet paper which is being flushed down the toilet. It is advisable to use only small amounts of toilet paper at a time, since this paper will get dissolved quickly. If large amounts of toilet paper are being flushed, the toilet paper may not get dissolved by the time the toilet is used next. So water flushed will accumulate in the toilet, leading to rising water levels, and the toilet may become unusable.

The toilet may also become clogged if flushable wipes are flushed down the toilet. Though the seller may advertise these wipes as flushable, the rate at which the wipes will dissolve, is even less than the dissolution rate for toilet paper. In some cases, the wipes are made of materials which does not dissolve in water. These wipes will often get stuck to the bends in the pipe or grease, blocking the drainage system. So instead of allowing the dirty water to drain away, it will accumulate, and in some cases, the bathroom may get flooded, if the sewerage system is blocked.

Due to the coronavirus covid-19 pandemic, people are paying more attention to hygiene to avoid being infected with the virus. Families and individuals in home quarantine or self quarantine are often using disinfectant wipes, which will kill the virus. Though the manufacturer may claim that they are flushable, it is advisable to put them in the trash bin after they have been used. The sewer system is only designed to carry human waste and small amounts of toilet paper. If anything else is dumped, it could lead to blockages, which are extremely expensive and time consuming to repair.

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