How to Make Sure Your Toilet Runs Smoothly When You Aren’t Able to Use Toilet Paper

Toilet paper is hard to find at the moment, so what happens to your toilet if you can’t use toilet paper? Well, first off, we never recommend flushing anything down the toilet other than toilet paper. But when all else fails, there are some alternatives that won’t completely destroy your plumbing system!

Keep in mind that these alternatives should only be used when you have no toilet paper at all and during an emergency, like the pandemic we are going through right now. If you do have an issue with your plumbing, at least plumbers are essential workers, and our team at Rainforest Plumbing and Air can come out and take a look!Toilet Paper

Flushable Wipes

They may say they are flushable, but the truth is, these wipes can actually wreak havoc on your plumbing system. However, they are a much safer alternative compared to paper towels and napkins. These wipes eventually break down, but at a slower pace than toilet paper, which can oftentimes cause clogs.

Paper towels and other thicker paper products like napkins are NEVER a good idea to flush. They don’t dissolve quickly and can cause major backups since they are much heavier than toilet paper.

Toilet Seat Covers

Toilet seat covers are not going to be pleasant to use, but they can be flushed because they are so thin. They really won’t do the best job, but at least they are gentle on your plumbing!


Again, nothing is ideal to flush except toilet paper, but tissues can at least be a reasonable alternative if used sparingly and in small amounts! If you do need to use them more, avoid flushing them, and throw them in the trash.

Rainforest Plumbing and Air

Don’t worry if you come across any plumbing issues, especially when it comes to your toilet, Rainforest Plumbing and Air is always open to help all hours of the day and night. If you are looking for a chandler, Arizona plumber, we service all areas of the valley. Rest easy knowing that we are available with just a click or phone call away.