Best Toilet Paper For Your Plumbing System

by | Mar 13, 2017 | Bathroom

Toilet paper is a topic every household deals with on a regular basis. Mostly families disagree on the brand due to specific likes and dislikes. However, homeowners should also be concerned about what the toilet paper does to the plumbing system. If you have been having issues with the septic system or sewers you will need to consider the information below.

Septic Systems

As a homeowner, you need to be specific about the type of toilet paper used in your household if you have a private septic tank. Consider the following tips:

  • Avoid flushing items such as newspaper, magazine pages, paper towels, tissues and cleaning wipes down the toilet.
  • Choose rapid-dissolving toilet paper.
  • Purchase toilet paper that is made from recycled fibers.
  • Don’t purchase extra-soft toilet paper or those with “softening additives.”
  • Choose one ply toilet paper.

Your family might have to adjust to using one ply toilet paper. However, it is affordable and better for your septic systems. Unfortunately, all those super-soft plush toilet papers are difficult to break down and can cause quite an issue with your septic tank.

A Closer Look at Thick Toilet Paper

  • Eco-Friendly – Some brands of toilet paper offer eco-friendly, thick options made from 100% recycled fibers and materials.
  • Quick Dissolving – Thick toilet paper usually are two or three ply and are capable of dissolving quickly.
  • Less Squares – Thick toilet paper that is two or three ply allow you to use less squares. Since they are thick you don’t need to use too much every time you visit the bathroom.
  • Comfort – Almost everyone will agree two and three ply toilet paper is comfortable to use.

Taking a Closer Look at Thin Toilet Paper

  • Eco-Friendly – Thin toilet paper uses fewer trees to make a roll. For this reason, it is considered eco-friendly.
  • Affordable – Generally most brands of 1 ply toilet paper is less expensive compared to softer options.
  • Good Option for Sensitive Plumbing – Thin toilet paper usually begins dissolving as soon as it has contact with water. The fast dissolving paper is less likely to clog pipes.
  • Comfort – In the past, one ply toilet paper was designed so that you can almost see through product. Manufacturers have been working on improving their 1 ply toilet paper so that it is also soft and provides a level of comfort compared to the past options.

Generally, if you have a septic tank you will need to choose a brand of toilet paper that provides 1 ply options. This will lessen the risk of issues developing with the tank. If you don’t have a private septic tank you have the luxury of choosing any toilet paper you prefer. But keep in mind that some thick brands don’t dissolve quickly and can cause clogs. If you have issues with your septic tank or toilet clogging, contact us immediately for further assistance.

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