Fixing a Toilet Clogged By Paper Towels?

January 23, 2011

Paper TowelsMy daughter has used a load of paper towels and put them in the toilet. Come to find out she has been doing it for a while. Now my toilet is clogged up. Can someone help me please?


By Lady Jay from Jacksonville, FL


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November 22, 20061 found this helpful
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What you need is called a snake. They come with enough length to go from the toilet to the street. You may be able to rent one from a home box store or a tool rental company. Otherwise let nature take its course and evenually the paper will dissipate on its own.

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July 30, 20100 found this helpful
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Try that once a month septic granules, I think it's called rid-x. It has enzymes that break down matter in a septic system so it should work for the paper towel clog.
Good luck !

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March 12, 2009

My toilet is blocked with disposable towels.



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March 12, 20090 found this helpful
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Well, get yourself a snake from the local hardware store or farm store. You will use this enough to pay for it many times before hiring a plumber. If this is a severe problem, get the plumber. Sometimes you might find a handy neighbor or someone from church who can assist you.


DO NOT PUT disposable towels in the toilet. No diaper wipes, fabrics, etc. Flushable belongs to toilet paper only. With the plumbing you may have things caught in it all the way to the street. Trust me, our sewer just froze in the yard and we have been doing clean up from it doing a return visit. The plumber, after hours fee and the follow up was not a bad price. Better than digging up your yard to follow the plugged line. That would be about $1000 instead of the #125 I paid. We also paid for a camera to be put down the next week so we could see extent of any damage, condition of the pipes (house is 100 yrs old) and it was pristine! I do not allow anything except a specific brand of TP used, and all other flushables (so the boxes say) must be trash basketed.

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March 19, 20090 found this helpful
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If the clog does not yield to a plunger, try a garden hose, using a gun-type nozzle to blast a jet of water up the trap of the toilet. Failing that you might have luck with a toilet snake.

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