No one ever wants to deal with the unpleasantness or inconvenience of a clogged toilet. Making sure toilet paper isn’t clogging up the pipes is essential. All toilet paper will eventually break down and dissolve in water. However, the amount of time it takes to break down can influence how well water flows through your pipes. If you have a slow-flowing toilet or an older home, it is even more important to be mindful of keeping your bathroom pipes healthy and clear of undissolved toilet paper.
The Best Toilet Paper for Your Pipes
The best toilet paper options are one-ply and two-ply paper because they break down faster in water. Even if a larger amount of one-ply paper is used, it breaks down more quickly than thicker toilet paper. The healthiest option for your pipes and plumbing system is toilet paper that rapidly dissolves. We recommend these toilet paper brands for the quickest dissolution:
- Angel Soft
- Scott 1,000
Beware of the Claims Soft and Strong
Beware of toilet paper brands with the claims that they are soft and strong. While they may feel soft and luxurious on your bum, you’ll find that they take much longer to dissolve. They may also melt into a clumpy form before fully dissolving. Take caution when using toilet paper with these claims, especially if you have a toddler in your home who loves to flush toilet paper for fun! Our least recommended toilet papers are:
- Quilted Northern Ultra Plush
- Cottonelle Ultra Comfort Care
We’re Here to Help
As you choose toilet paper for your home, think about the health of your pipes too! Taking preventative actions can save you money on plumbing costs in the long run. If you are in the Memphis area and need help with a challenging clog, contact Premier Plumbing & Mechanical today. We’re here to serve you 24/7!