It’s always good to be prepared and know how to take care of your toilet. Here are links to some of our top toilet-care articles that will help you out.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The best toilet overall is the St. Thomas Creations Richmond ECO, according to Consumer Reports. Consumer Reports rated 41 toilets from a variety of toilet manufacturers and found that the St. Thomas did everything well.
We’ve updated our list of toilet manufacturers supplying the United States and North America for 2017. Most of these toilet manufacturers will be available at major home supply stores or through local plumbing suppliers. You may also be able to buy directly from the manufacturer or from online sources.
A toilet bowl dog dish should put a smile on any mutt’s face. These funny, novelty dog bowls can both be filled with a 2-liter bottle inverted into the back of the toilet tank.