The short answer to the question “can I flush paper towels” is “no.” The long answer is “never flush paper towels down the toilet.” While toilet paper is designed to disintegrate in water, paper towels will not break down in the same manner and they will not easily move down the sewer line, potentially creating a clog.
The first step in determining how to fix a toilet is diagnosing the problem. Once you’ve done that you can read one of our how-to guides for toilet repair.
Most toilet repairs can be handled easily without any special tools or skill. When it’s advisable to call a plumber, we’ll tell you so.
If you’ve heard some people tell you it’s OK to flush tampons while others warn against the practice you may be confused about conflicting instructions and wondering, “Can I flush tampons down the toilet?” Despite what some may tell you, you should never flush tampons down the toilet.
From the celebrity toilet file we find that the bathroom is a popular location for celebrities to display their Oscar statuettes. Susan Sarandon is probably most famous for keeping her Oscar in the bathroom. She has even Tweeted confirmation and a photo of her Oscar for Dead Man Walking on display in her bathroom.
If you’ve ever walked into a hardware store and looked at the racks of nails and wondered which is right for your project, you could use The All New Illustrated Guide to Everything Sold in Hardware Stores (Cool Springs Press, digital galley), by Steve Ettlinger and Phil Schmidt. This is a good book for new home buyers or those interested in tackling projects around the home who need help making sense of the myriad or projects on store shelves.
If you have a clogged toilet, it’s important that you know how to use a plunger to easily and quickly correct the problem. If you follow our instructions, you’ll have your clog clear in no time.
The Big John Toilet Seat offers super-size comfort for those who could use the extra room that comes from a large toilet seat. Any plus-size consumers who find standard toilet seats too low and too unsupportive for their needs should consider upgrading to an oversized toilet seat.
A common sign that you have a leaky toilet tank is water on the floor beneath the toilet. Follow these easy steps to diagnose and then fix your leaky toilet tank.
If your toilet drains slowly due to a clogged bowl there are some easy steps you can take to fix the problem. Usually a plunger or auger will fix the problem, but you could also have another problem unrelated to the toilet bowl. We can help you resolve all of the issues related to a slow draining toilet.
If you are in San Francisco and want to test drive a high-tech toilet, head down to Toto’s Concept 190 near AT&T Park. Toto has opened a showroom featuring their Washlet, which includes a bidet with a heated seat, a lid that opens automatically, a bidet with “customizable spray patterns and pressures,” a dryer and a deodorizer. And when you are finished, it even self cleans the toilet bowl.