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TP alternatives: Are they a good idea?

We all watched as toilet paper quickly started to disappear in our local grocery stores. It was followed by out-of-stock messages online.

So what happens when we can’t get our hands on anymore TP? Being a part of the plumbing industry, we’ve seen what people have been clogging their pipes with. And to say the least, the results have been cloggy. We’re going to share a substitute that can work out great for everyone, and some alternatives you definitely should not be flushing.

Do you have water? Is it safe? Then you have everything you need! That’s right, it’s time to talk bidets. If you’ve ever heard of a bidet, or experienced one for yourself, you know that it’s a type of toilet that provides a stream of water to clean yourself up after using the restroom. They’re also not a new fad. In fact, they’ve been around since the 1700s and are extremely common throughout Europe, Asia, and South America. After using one of these, you may decide to ditch toilet paper altogether! They’re really that good.

Don’t go there

Here’s where we cover the items that really have no business going down your toilet. Think before you flush!

Baby Wipes

We want to start with baby wipes because we know that these are a fan favorite even when toilet paper is in abundant supply. While baby wipes give you that luxurious feel, they’re terrible for your plumbing system.

Disinfectant Wipes

Disinfectant wipes fall under the same umbrella as baby wipes. The problem with wipes like this is that it can clog up and create a clog on their own or they can catch themselves on existing sludge in your plumbing system and create a clog. Either way, it’s bad news.

Paper Towels/ Napkins

Have you taken to wiping with cut up paper towels or napkins? We understand why you’d go down this path, but these thicker paper goods make your home vulnerable to clogs. It’s best to just step away from these as an option.

Looking to learn more about bidets, or ready to install one for your home? No problem. Simply call your Louisville or Lexington Dauenhauer, any hour.

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