If you’re like me, you probably don’t think about the toilet until it stops working. That was certainly the case last week when I used the restroom and found that my tampon had clogged the bathroom, and you know how frustrating it can be.
Obviously, a flushed tampon clogged toilet is not a problem you want to encounter – especially if you’re not prepared.
Here are a few suggestions to help you avoid a clogged toilet during your next period.
I’ll also provide a few tips to help avoid this situation. Make sure to use a tampon that is appropriate for your flow.
Can a tampon clog a toilet?
The first thing that arrives in mind when you hear “tampon clogged toilet” is a nightmare scenario. I can’t even begin to imagine the mess if my tampon decided to take a vacation in the toilet bowl. Yuck!
So can a small tampon clog toilet– So, the answer is Yes, or Quite Often, tampons can really block the toilet drain.
Because tampon has extreme water absorption properties and has become inflated and also dry out the area. If you flush more than 4 tampons at a time, it may clog into S-trap.
But single tampon does not cause an issue as it is made with biodegradable materials. As you can see, one tampon does not clog the toilet; it does not mean you can flush it away.
A tampon is always disposed of the right way.
How to remove tampon clogged toilet?
If your toilet becomes clogged with a tampon, you can try to clear the blockage by using a plunger.
The plunger is a valuable and cheap plumbing tool for unclogging a toilet. Plunger easy to use.
· Just Place the plunger over the drain opener.
· Create a good suction by applying pressure.
· Try to use a Flange plunger designed to create more good suction.
· Now push and pull rhythmically several times.
· This way, any object or tampons remove from the way.
If the plunger doesn’t work, you can try using a plumbing auger to clear the blockage.
You can use Toilet Auger to unclog the toilet, which blocks by tampons. A Toilet auger is another valuable tool to clear the drain.
· Insert the Hook face through the drain opener.
· Now rotate the handle to reach out more deeply. You can feel an object either you can grab out or push into the main drain.
Don’t try to remove the tampon with your hands, as this could push it further down and make it harder to clear out. The first step is to purchase a plunger from a hardware store or online.
If this doesn’t work, you can try using a plumber’s snake to unclog the blockage.
To do this-,
· insert the tip of your toilet snake into your toilet hole and gently push it until you feel resistance.
· When you feel resistance, crank the auger clockwise as far as it will go and maintain pressure on the handle for about ten seconds before slowly pulling it back out.
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How to Prevent Tampon to clog the Toilet
Suppose, for some reason, your tampon does find its way into the toilet bowl. In that case, you can do a few things to minimize problems before you fish it out with the plunger.
Apparently, if you’re quick enough, you can stop it from getting any further by pouring a bucket of water into the bowl.
Then, use the plunger to bring it down far enough that you can grab it with your hand or some tongs.
I hope this tutorial will assist you in avoiding the need for any future tampon fishing! And remember – don’t flush those things!
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Wrap Up on Tampon Clogged Toilet
Tampons are absorbent and can soak up a lot of water. When flushed down the toilet, they can cause serious clogs. If you must flush a tampon, make sure to do it in small amounts and avoid flushing them when it rains or during periods of high water usage.
Now that you are an expert on the subject, please remember to never flush a tampon down the toilet!
If you have any questions about proper tampon disposal or experience any problems with your plumbing, give us a call – we’re happy to help!