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Your Emergency Plumber In Los Angeles And Toilet Paper

It’s time for a short history lesson. In 1857, a dude named Joseph Gayetty invented toilet paper. At this time in history, people posed for an hour for a photograph, there were about 32 states and kerosene was used to eliminate head lice.

Throughout the history of man, humans have always “gone to the bathroom,” even when that meant squatting behind a rock or tree. And while the elimination process has remained relatively consistent over the years, the ways in which we clean up after has changed dramatically.

In the beginning, people used whatever was handy including rocks, sticks, wood shavings and corn cobs. We can thank the Chinese for inventing the first sheets of paper for toilet purposes. They started using paper in the 6th century. However, the widespread use of toilet paper was still 1,300 years away.

For a long time, Americans used the readily available pages of the Sears catalog. After all, it came free in the mail and was much more comfortable to use than rocks and sticks.

Toilet paper continues to evolve, but many people think it should just disappear. They think that humanity should take a stand against toilet paper, and they have some very good reasons why. American Drain Company, your emergency plumber in Los Angeles, offers reasons why you should never buy toilet paper again.

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IT’S FULL OF BACTERIA

A recent study discovered that toilet paper is one of the main culprits for spreading germs and bacteria in public restrooms. Toilet dispensers are always hung near the toilet and up against a wall or divider. The toilet paper gets violently unrolled and rubs up against the wall, which happens to be infested with germs. These germs cling to the toilet paper and then get spread elsewhere.

In addition, people touch their fingers all over toilet paper when they are finished with their business. You can imagine how dirty those fingers are. Basically, when you use a public restroom, you are effectively swapping out germs.

IT DOES A LOUSY JOB CLEANING YOU UP

Wiping with toilet paper doesn’t actually clean you up. In fact, it just smears things around.

Think about it, you don’t clean yourself by rubbing your body parts with a dry towel. If you are in doubt, rub a chocolate bar on a hardwood floor and try to clean it up with toilet paper.

IT IS THE CAUSE OF MUCH DEBATE

Toilet paper has caused a heated debate that has divided family, friends, coworkers and countries for generations. There have even been several articles written on the subject. Over or under: What is your opinion on the matter?

AN EMBARRASSING PURCHASE

It is quite impossible to subtly buy toilet paper. The majority of toilet paper is sold in colossal rolls that simply won’t fit into the grocery cart. Instead, you are left to lug the massive package around over your shoulder. At this point, you are basically letting all of the other shoppers know what is in store when you get home.

IT CAUSES INJURY

If you don’t know your own strength or if you are an aggressive wiper, you can cause some damage. About 5% of the American population, mostly men mind you, suffer an injury while using toilet paper. When this happens, it takes about 12 weeks for the fissure to heal.

IT AGGRAVATES CERTAIN CONDITIONS

If you are suffering a hemorrhoid or other constitution in the nether region, using toilet paper makes things worse. In a nutshell; too much friction.

IT CLOGS YOUR TOILET

There are few situations worse than flushing your toilet and watching as the water rises, and rises and rises. This is especially frustrating when you are not at home when this occurs. Your only hope is that your host has a plunger nearby.

Even though it is labeled as flushable, many toilets simply cannot handle a deuce and half a roll of toilet paper.

IT’S EXPENSIVE

In your lifetime, you will spend over $8,000 on toilet paper. That is a lot of money to sink into something that doesn’t work.

ALTERNATIVES

Not only are bidets more environmentally friendly, but they also clean much better and reduce the risk of nasty problems occurring. We don’t recommend you use wipes as they will clog your toilet.

If you have a clogged toilet, give American Drain Company a call.