A toilet auger is also known as a plunger’s snake or closet auger. The auger comprises of a thin, long metal or wire that is inserted into a clogged toilet drain. A toilet auger comes with small barbs or hooks at the end inserted into the drain.
In this way, how do you stop toilet pipes from clogging?
The simplest way to prevent clogs is to practice proper flushing. This means becoming more mindful of the things that you flush down the toilet drain. If you’re flushing toilet paper, make sure you are flushing the right amount. A good rule of thumb is you can flush anything that comes from your body.
Keeping this in view, how long does it take for toilet paper to dissolve in pipes?
Toilet paper easily dissolves in water in a process that takes anywhere from one to four minutes. Toilet paper’s quick-dissolve qualities are engineered to help it pass through pipes or septic systems, and to be processed by municipal sewer treatment plants.
What happens if you flush a clogged toilet?
The reaction that occurs when the chemicals hit the clog creates heat. Since the dissolving process takes time (sometimes a few hours), the reaction sits in there producing more and more heat which can cause extensive damage to the pipes and even to the toilet itself by cracking the porcelain.
This is because the decomposed material causing the clog can actually protect itself from the action of the chemicals by its sheer size! In fact, a chemical cleaner can actually make a clog worse by turning the clog into a more solid, congealed mass. This can more effectively block the drain, hardly your goal!