Important (but gross) toilet etiquette question

I have a small rental space that includes a private bathroom with only one toilet.
There’s the standard sign posted above the toilet stating “No flushing anything but toilet paper” and another sign above the bathroom trash can reiterating that everything else needs to be put in there…HOWEVER ever since I’ve been renting the space (about a year) I’ve had to interrupt about 3-4 events and bring in the plumbing snake to fix a clog. This is no fun for anyone.
Prior to renting the space this is where I operated my small business and never had problems with the plumbing. I can only assume the problems now are because guests are flushing things that are not supposed to be flushed.
Has anyone else dealt with this? What can I do besides the standard signage that will make it abundantly clear that the plumbing WILL clog? Thanks for any advice!


I have this issue as well, put a trashcan in the stall so they do not put anything other than toilet paper in the toilet. You have the signs which is adequate enough.

We’ve gone the route of being extra explicit and it seems to be working so far (despite a similar setup of small private bathroom). Instead of just saying “Nothing but toilet paper” we have a small basket containing those little dog-poop trash bags and a sign that reads “Bags for diapers, baby wipes, tampons, and pads. Please dispose in the waste basket.” I think some people assume certain things are OK to flush, even though they aren’t.


Interesting! So far our toilet hasn’t risen like the mighty Mississippi, but we do keep a garbage can in there just in case

Great idea Aaron, I will have to do the same.