There are some things you should avoid flushing down the toilet – even if you think they will disappear down the drain. These items can cause significant problems in your home’s wastewater system and can even lead to costly repairs! In this blog post, J & E Restoration Pros will discuss some of the most common things people flush down the toilet that they shouldn’t.
Did you know that there are only three things that you can flush down the toilet? In other words, human waste or the three Ps: pee, poo, and paper. That’s right – no feminine hygiene products, paper towels, or anything else! Here are things you should never flush down the toilet:
Grease and cooking oils
These items will coat the inside of your pipes and create a blockage. Instead, pour these liquids into a disposable container and throw them in the trashcan.
While baby wipes are labeled as “flushable,” they do not disintegrate as toilet paper does. They can cause major clogs in your pipes and should be thrown in the trash instead.
Diapers are not biodegradable and will not break down in your septic tanks like human waste and toilet paper. They can cause severe blockages in your pipes and should be disposed off in the trashcan.
While biodegradable, cat litter can still cause problems in your septic tank. It is best to dispose of it in the trashcan instead of flushing it down the toilet.
Cigarette butts take a long time to break down and can clog up your pipes. It’s best to discard them in the trash instead of flushing them down the toilet.
Food is not biodegradable and will not break down in your septic tanks like human waste and toilet paper will. It can also cause significant blockages in your pipes, so dispose of it in the bin rather than flushing it down the loo.
Razors are sharp and can easily cut through pipes, which can cause clogs. Throw them away in the trashcan instead of flushing them down the toilet.
Medications are not meant to be flushed down the toilet – they need to be discarded properly to protect the environment and keep them out of the water supply. The best way to dispose of them is to take them to a local pharmacy with a medication take-back program.
Hair can easily clog up pipes, so it’s best to dispose of it in the trashcan.
Unlike toilet paper, which is designed to be flushed down the toilet, paper towels are not meant to be flushed and can easily cause clogs. Dispose of them in the trashcan.
Feminine Hygiene Products
These should never be flushed down the toilet, as they can cause serious clogs. Dispose of them in the trashcan or a particular receptacle designed for feminine hygiene products.
So, what shouldn’t you flush down the loo? Everything on this list! If you have any queries about whether or not something should go down the toilet, give us a call. We can assist you in getting your plumbing flowing smoothly (no pun intended) and keep your home in Lawrenceville, GA from becoming a biohazard.
Whether it be emergency plumbing, mold, or water restoration, J & E Restoration Pros will fix your problem.