For Avoiding Embarassing Bathroom Situations While Visiting Friends Or Relatives. ~ Always test flush. Always do a preliminary test flush to determine what kind of toilet you're dealing with. Is it a weak or slow flusher? Is there enough flushing power for the job at hand? ~ Loud plopping can be muffled by using the landing pad technique. Place a single square of TP on the surface of the bowl water. This not only muffles plopping, but also prevents backsplash. ~ Minimizing bathroom stink-up using the syncro-flush technique. Bathroom stink-up occurs between the moment of release and the time of flushing. You can minimize odor by simultaneously flushing at the moment of release. ~ Post bowel movement bowl inspection. Always inspect the bowl for bum crumbs and slide marks upon completion.