13 Things You Need to Know About Japanese Toilets

The term ‘Japanese Toilet’ could mean two completely polar things. The first is a traditional Washiki ‘squat toilet’. The second is the hi-tech bidet with all its electronic features. Washiki can be flush or non-flush. In the latter, waste goes down a hole into the ground or septic tank. Studies suggest it’s a more natural

11 Easy Steps to Measure Toilet Seat

11 Easy Steps to Measure Toilet Seat

You probably know how long it takes to refill your flushing toilet cistern. It’s a priority for many buyers and renters, so you always test it while you’re shopping for a home. You may think about the toilet seat design as well, especially it’s material and color. And while you’ll ask about the size of

Toilet Seat Material: What Are Toilet Seats Made Of?

When it comes to your bathroom, it’s easy to overlook one of its most critical components: the toilet seat. Many of us don’t realize that we spend over 92 days of our lives sitting on a toilet seat. Considering how much you use your bathroom, it’s essential to purchase the right seat next time you need

Why is a Toilet Called a “John”?

Every language has euphemisms regarding bathrooms and private parts. We rarely describe them by their given names. For toilets especially, we say cryptic things like: I’m going to see a man about a horse. I’m going to the powder room. I need a Number 1 (pee) or Number 2 (poo). I need to use the

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Why did They Stop Making Colored Toilet Paper?

Believe it or not, one of the first countries to use paper for hygiene was China in the 6th century AD. However, it took around 800 years to start toilet paper mass production in the 14th century. It was different than toilet paper we know today, which originated in the mid-1800s. The first colored toilet paper appeared

5 Reasons Why Your Toilet Bubbles When Washer Drains

If you hear gurgles or similar sounds in a toilet drain or sink drain, it means that the air is escaping the pipes. If it is gurgling while washing clothes, it means that your washing machine is pushing air back through the tube. However, if you block the toilet drain, it will still find a

9 Tips to Use a Toilet Auger

9 Tips to Use a Toilet Auger

Clogged toilets are a nightmare, whether you’re dealing with a composting toilet or a regular water closet. It’s an eyesore, an embarrassment, and a potential health hazard. And it quickly escalates from a nasty smell to a toxic mess. Unfortunately, emergency plumbers are expensive! Luckily, thanks to YouTube and common sense, you can easily clear the