If you have faced a clogged toilet, you are not alone. Annually, more than one in five Americans deal with a clogged bathroom and 70 percent surveyed recently agreed that clogs activate a real aggravation.

The survey commissioned by the Scott® Clog Clinic, an authority on common-sense solutions for avoiding stopped-up toilets, found that if a few appropriate steps are taken, customers can avoid most clogs.

As part of its survey of bathroom blockages, the Clog Clinic found that:

Twelve percent of people have dropped a toy ball down the pipes, while 6 per cent have flushed a fish.

• Who did it? Thirty-seven percentage of respondents maintain that no one takes responsibility for clogging the bathroom in their dwelling.

• Away from your home. In terms of public restrooms, 30 percent say they’ve undergone a clog in a restaurant, 24 percent on the job, 22 percent while at someone else’s home other than in-laws, 14 percent whilst seeing in-laws, 12 percent during vacations at their house, 11 percent while entertaining guests at home and two per cent on a date.

• Take the plunge. To unclog a blocked toilet, 87 percent of customers use a plunger to free the pipes (and 92 percent own one).

• Only you can avoid clogs. Forty-five percentage “completely agree” that they could protect against toilet clogs by utilizing a septic-safe toilet paper.

Those with older homes, septic-tank systems, low-flow toilets, and people who own a boat or RV are most at risk of pipes and clogs issues. The first line of attack to avoid bathroom clogs is to use a septic-safe tissue such as Scott 1000ct or Scott Extra Soft.

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