What To Do If You Run Out Of Toilet Paper

What To Do If You Run Out Of Toilet Paper

Have you ever found yourself in the devastating state when your toilet paper cabinet was of stock? Panic-stricken shoppers had been hoarding toilet paper ever since the outbreak of coronavirus, and it’s highly likely that you won’t even find it in your nearby store. Who thought people could get into fistfights over some packs of toilet paper?

If this panic has left you in an unfortunate toilet paper shortage, here’s a comprehensive guide to making your toilet experience truly relieving, without hurting your plumbing.

What to Use When You’re out of Toilet Paper

If you can’t find toilet paper in your nearby grocery store and you don’t want to spend on online premiums, here are some items that should do the job for you. Make sure you don’t flush these in the toilet (not even if they say “flushable”).

  • Use wipes, table napkins, regular tissue paper, and paper towels.
  • Use cloth rags or hand towels. Dispose of in the bin after use or wash them with hot water and detergent to reuse later.

You can also consider investing in a bidet that is more eco-friendly and pocket-friendly in the long run. According to the Business Insider, a bidet consumes only 1/8th gallon of water, whereas at least 37 gallons of water are used in the production of a single toilet paper roll. Installing a toilet bidet will cut down your spending on toilet paper by a whopping 75 percent!

What Can You Flush and Not Flush?

When it comes to flushing items down your toilet, remember this good rule of thumb: “If you don’t drain it down your garbage disposal, don’t flush it down your toilet.” Experts say that you shouldn’t flush anything other than the four P’s: poop, puke, pee, and paper (toilet paper).

Can You Flush Paper Napkins, Flushable Wipes, or Paper Towels?

Please don’t.

Even if it says “flushable” on their box, they take a significantly long time to break down, which can result in clogged sewer pipes. It may further cause sewer water to back up from your kitchen and bathroom drains, bathtub, toilet, dishwasher drain, and other spots.

What Else to Not Throw Inside Your Toilet Bowl?

  • Disinfectant wipes, makeup wipes, baby wipes, etc.
  • Dental floss
  • Soaps, oil, or oily items
  • Hairballs
  • Non-organic items such as tampons and sanitary napkins
  • Cotton
  • Medicines
  • Baby diapers, even if they are flushable

If you’re guilty of flushing any of these forbidden items down your toilet, it’s never too late to adopt good flushing practices. Get your drains cleaned or toilet repaired, by the licensed plumbers at Pro Serve Plumbing. We are known among the highly-trusted plumbing companies in Fort Worth, TX, because of our top-quality plumbing services.

We extend our plumbing services in Cresson, Aledo, Boyd, and several other areas in Texas. Connect with us to schedule an appointment or for any queries and concerns.