3 Tips To Prevent Clogged Toilets In Your Commercial Bathrooms

Posted on: 14 June 2017

In your commercial bathrooms, you might be concerned about people throwing the wrong things in the toilet and causing other similar problems. Not only can this cause annoying and messy clogs, but it can also affect your septic system. Luckily, following these tips can help you prevent this problem.

1. Choose a Thinner Toilet Paper

First of all, when you are purchasing toilet paper for use in your commercial bathrooms, you might not want to spring for the same thick, higher-quality stuff that you use at home. If customers flush large wads of toilet paper in the toilet, the thicker toilet paper is going to be a lot more likely to clog up than the thinner stuff. Plus, you might be able to save a lot of money by choosing a thinner toilet paper for your commercial bathroom's needs.

2. Offer Ample Waste Baskets

Some people might flush certain items down the toilet if they think they have no other alternative. Basically, a lack of waste baskets could lead to people flushing sanitary napkins, paper towels and more in the toilet. Putting ample trash cans in the common area of the bathroom and keeping small waste baskets in each stall can help prevent this problem. Make sure that you choose trash cans that are large enough to handle ample waste, and ensure that you or one of your employees take the time to empty out and clean these trash cans on a regular basis as well. 

3. Hang Up Signage

You might just be surprised by how much of a difference a few signs can make in your bathrooms. If you hang up signs that ask your patrons to put their feminine hygiene products and paper towels in the waste baskets, it can help serve as a reminder to your customers and can help prevent them from tossing these items in your toilets. You can actually purchase these signs from business supply stores or online, but even a nicely-worded handwritten sign can work wonders as well.

As you can see, if you are concerned about clogged toilets or septic system issues because of your commercial bathrooms, there are a few tips that you can follow. By following these three tips, you might find that these things are a whole lot less likely in your commercial bathrooms. For more information, contact a business such as Rob's Septic Tanks Inc. In addition to offering septic maintenance, they can also handle repairs. 

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