How to Flush the Toilet
I've made it one of my missions in life to educate the public on some life basics. I had thought pretty much everyone living in the modern world had the whole "flush the toilet" thing down. However, when I visit public restrooms, I have determined that many people obviously have not figured out this basic task. So once again, I am here to assist everyone with this informative step-by-step tutorial on flushing the toilet. Before you go to the potty again, check out these important toilet flushing instructions.
In Your Own Home
When you are in your own home, you can basically do whatever you want to do. Some people are all about saving water, so they may opt to go with the rule: "If it's yellow, let it mellow. If it's brown, flush it down." This is noble in a way. For me, personally I am flushing the toilet every time I use it. I am constantly battling stains in the toilet, so I don't care whether I go "number one" or "number two," the toilet is getting flushed.
So basically, if you are at home, you can choose to flush the toilet whenever you want. However, if you have company coming over, just flush the toilet. Quite frankly, it is kind of gross for guests if the toilet obviously hasn't been flushed in a while. If people visit your home once, but never come back, it might just be your bathroom. Keep the toilet flushed and, hey, clean the toilet every now and then while you are at it.
When You Are At Someone Else's Home
If you are visiting someone else's apartment, house, condo... whatever... FLUSH THE TOILET! Unless the owner of the home specifically states there are some major bathroom issues and the toilet can't be flushed, always flush the toilet no matter what.
While we are on the subject, if you are a "messy toilet user," make sure to clean up whatever mess you might leave behind. If you are not sure if you leave a mess behind, here is tip: look at the toilet before you leave the bathroom. If there are drips on the toilet seat, around the toilet, or anywhere else for that matter, clean it up!
If You Use a Public Restroom
When you use a public restroom, it can be a disgusting experience. Sometimes there are leaks, disgusting accidents left behind by the last person, or the toilet paper is missing. Public restrooms are not for the faint of heart, yet most of us are forced to use them. So do your best to maintain some dignity and keep the toilet flushed.
Please remember that not every public restroom has one of those awesome automatic flushing toilets. Don't just walk away and assume the toilet flushed on its own. Get up and then wait for a moment. If the toilet does not automatically flush, this is your job. There is usually a button on the automatic toilets. Just push the button and flush. For older commode models, just flush the regular handle. If necessary, feel free to use a piece of toilet paper as a shield against the germs that might live on the toilet handle. There is usually enough time to throw the toilet paper in the bowl as it flushes.
How to Flush the Toilet!!!
It's that magic moment you've been waiting for throughout the entire hub. Yes, here are your step-by-step, super informative, and completely awesome useful flushing instructions!
1. Take care of your business on the toilet.
2. Turn around.
3. Push down the toilet handle.
4. Watch it flush!
5. If it does not completely flush everything down, push down the toilet handle again.
I know, I know, these steps sound really complicated, but trust me, anyone can do this with some patience and the proper toilet flushing education.
As if my exciting step-by-step instructions were not enough, I am pleased to give you some special toilet flushing bonus tips.
1. Don't flush anything weird down the toilet. This includes dead pets (other than fish), underwear, socks, paper towels, toys, or anything else too big.
2. Feminine products really shouldn't be flushed down the toilet. Yes, the box might say you can flush a tampon, but plumbers say that is not a good idea. You can do this at your own risk, but don't do it at other people's homes. Especially if there is a trash can sitting there beside the toilet and plenty of toilet paper.
3. If at first you don't succeed, flush, flush again!
4. If a toilet does not stop flushing, investigate the issue. You can often get it to stop if you make some adjustments to the handle or adjust things under the tank lid.
5. If you clog a toilet, let someone know. If you see a plunger, try to resolve the problem if at all possible.
6. If you are at someone else's home, make sure to leave the toilet the way you found it. If the toilet lid is down, put it back down. If the toilet seat is down, put that back down.
7. Try to go easy on the toilet paper. First of all, too much toilet paper will clog a toilet. Second, toilet paper can be expensive, especially that nice 3 ply stuff everyone wants to use. Try not to use too much toilet paper.
I hope these instructions have been exciting, helpful, and everything you hoped they would be. If not, hey, what can you expect? This is just a hub about flushing a toilet. Now I feel confident you can go out there and flush the toilet like a pro. Have fun and remember not to flush anything too strange down the toilet. Good luck!
Copyright ©2012 Jeannieinabottle
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