How can I keep tissues from clogging up the bathroom?

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Why tissue keep keep clogging in the other bathroom? I use the tissue that says would not clog but where the opening to go out to the septic it keeps clogging


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  • 48017673 48017673 on Dec 19, 2019

    What tissue are you using? Charmin always clogs our septic.

  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Dec 19, 2019

    Hello. Thats an interesting question.

    I wonder if something was possibly flushed by accident thats not compatible with the twists or turns in your plumbing or the septic system. Floss, hair, personal wipes, or tampon comes to mind.

    I hope you find a solution.

  • Cynthia H Cynthia H on Dec 19, 2019

    Maybe it's catching on something in the pipe? Have you tried a plumber's snake? We were having trouble with our downstairs bathroom until we had the line professionally cleaned and a new clean out installed. The plumber told me that you will always have trouble with the lower toilet first when there is a problem with your sewer line, because there is less pressure when it flushes (makes sense).

  • When we moved into our home, one of the toilets was a low flow toilet and the other was not. The low flow toilet always got clogged until we started using thinner toilet paper. We can only use Scott or Marcal, otherwise that pipe can't handle it. However, it would probably be worth snaking that line to see if something is stuck.

  • Stephen Holloway Stephen Holloway on Dec 19, 2019

    We had a problem with one toilet and snaking it did no good. I removed the toilet and took outside and ran the snake backwards. I finally dislodged a permanent marker. It ran great after that.

  • Hi, Emily!

    It definitely sounds as if something is restricting the line... maybe have a pro take a look at it? I hope this helps!

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Dec 19, 2019

    I have issues with the low flow toilets, yes they are low flow but it takes 2 flushes to remove the contents from the toilet...how is that a water savings?

    You just might have to call in a plumber to determine what is actually going on, you can try the remedies that appeal to you and fit your situation, hopefully they will work, if not, consider a pro.

  • Cindy Cindy on Dec 20, 2019

    You might want to try Scott Toilet Paper. It's not soft like the other papers, but it is easier on the plumbing.

  • Cheryl A Cheryl A on Dec 21, 2019

    we have had several septic issues and they told us to use the cheapest toilet paper possible anything especially Charmin will clog up toilets and septics

  • J Brown J Brown on Dec 21, 2019

    We use cottonelle ribbed. Never anything that says extra soft or ultimate it's a clog waiting to happen