As we become more environmentally conscious, the popularity of bamboo toilet paper has increased. However, there are concerns that this eco-friendly option may cause blockages in drains. Here in Cumbria, Drainage Cumbria has received several calls from customers reporting blocked drains attributed to the use of bamboo toilet paper. In this article, we will explore whether bamboo toilet paper really poses a threat to our drains and discuss how you can prevent blockages.
Before we dive into the topic of bamboo toilet paper, let us introduce ourselves. Drainage Cumbria is a blocked toilets company based in Cumbria, North West England. We provide professional drainage services to businesses, individuals, and local authorities. Our team of experts is highly skilled and experienced in handling various drainage issues, including blocked toilets, sinks, and drains. We are here to help you keep your drains working efficiently.
You can contact us at any time on 01228 734162 or by emailing us at [email protected]. You can also visit our website, drainagecumbria.uk, to learn more about our services, read our customer reviews, and book an appointment.
Bamboo toilet paper is a relatively recent addition to the market, which has been highly promoted as an eco-friendly alternative to mainstream toilet paper. It is made from bamboo fibres, which are a sustainable resource, biodegradable and fast-growing. Bamboo toilet paper is also free from harmful chemicals, such as bleach and chlorine, which are commonly used in the production of conventional toilet paper. The benefits of using bamboo toilet paper include reducing deforestation, water usage, and carbon emissions.
Before we get into the discussion of whether bamboo toilet paper blocks drains, it is essential to know what causes blocked drains. Blocked drains can be due to various reasons, including:
Now, let us delve into the question of whether bamboo toilet paper is responsible for blockages in drains. There is no clear-cut answer to this question, as the factors contributing to blocked drains are multifaceted. However, it is crucial to note that long-standing blockages can be caused by flushing inappropriate items down the toilet, such as bamboo toilet paper.
Although bamboo toilet paper is biodegradable and breaks down more quickly than conventional toilet paper, it is essential to remember that it is not meant to be flushed. Bamboo toilet paper, like any other toilet paper, should be disposed of in a bin. Flushing any kind of paper, including bamboo toilet paper, can cause blockages and put a strain on the drainage system.
Furthermore, not all bamboo toilet paper brands are the same. Some bamboo toilet paper rolls can be thicker than others, which can struggle to dissolve in water, leading to blockages. It is also essential to mention that poor-quality bamboo toilet paper may contain additives and bleaches, which can harm the environment and cause blockages.
In conclusion, it is crucial to dispose of bamboo toilet paper in a bin and not to flush it down the toilet. Doing so could cause blockages in the drain and put a strain on the drainage system. It is also important to choose a reputable brand of bamboo toilet paper that is free from harmful chemicals and has a suitable thickness that can dissolve in water quickly.
If you are experiencing blocked toilets or drains, Drainage Cumbria is here to help. Our team of experts has the necessary tools, techniques, and know-how to fix the problem promptly and efficiently. You can contact us at any time on 01228 734162 or by emailing us at [email protected] to book an appointment.
Let us work together to keep our drains working efficiently and protect the beauty of our beloved Cumbria.