Can You Flush Paper Towels Down the Toilet?

- Hair  - Dental floss  - Feminine products   - Diapers  - Paper products   - Grease  - Food

- Napkins  - Kleenex  - Paper (careful with this one. Paper cuts could be a concern)  - Tissue paper  - Cut up cloth or old t shirts

This might get messy so make sure you protect yourself with a pair of thick cleaning gloves.

Try to place the open end of the plunger onto or as close as you can on top of the drain opening at the bottom of the toilet bowl.

Initially the bell of the plunger will be full of air. Make sure the first thrust is gentle as a hard push will force the air back around the seal and splash water all over the bathroom.

After the air is out of the plunger, plunge forcefully in and out while maintaining the seal. This forces water in both directions of the drain which will loosen most clogs. Plunge about 15-20 times to start.

Alternate between steady strokes and larger heaves to force the clog out.

If the water level drops too low it will break the seal and you will lose pressure. Keep enough water in the bowl so the toilet plunger stays covered.

If the water level drops Eventually the clog will loosen and everything in the toilet will go down the drain. Take your gloves off and give yourself a pat on the back.

Can You Flush Paper Towels Down the Toilet?