So many people are guilty about what we’re about to discuss. You may have even done it this morning. Still, it’s better late than never. Just know that isn’t right to flush objects down the toilet, just ask any nature lover especially the guys at Rob’s Tree Removal. The only things that should be allowed to get into the toilet bowl are waste matter from your body, water, toilet paper, and cleaning agents. YOUR TOILET IS NOT A TRASH CAN!
Sewer can’t filter out all the toxins from certain objects that are flushed down the toilet. The toxins from those objects can infect the water supply and become a health hazard. Apart from that, your pipes can get clogged. Take a look at some of “unflushables” below.
- Food and medication
- Dental Floss
- Disposable Wipes and Paper Towels
Surprised that this is on the list? Well, there’s a very good reason… You may think that it’s OK to flush your hair down the toilet, but it’s not. If all that hair rolls into a ball, the pipes will get clogged at some point. Objects can get attached to hairs in the pipes which will result in a blockage. Clumps of hair can gather dirt, as well as cause slow drainage and odors.
Food and Medication
Food remnants like seeds, bones, fruit cores, and so on can cause blockages in pipes. Also, pharmaceuticals should always be thrown into the trash can, and not the toilet bowl. The toxic materials from these unwanted medications can be toxic to your water supply.
Too many of these flushed down the toilet would definitely make you have a clogged pipe. Worse still, the materials used in making them are not biodegradable. Tampons expand due to their absorbent nature, and this can make it hard for them to pass through pipes. Clogging would be inevitable.
Dental flosses are very small, but they can still pose a risk. They aren’t biodegradable, so they can get tangled together over time—forming balls that can cause clogging. It doesn’t matter if the item is small. Sometimes, it takes a collection of small objects to cause a blockage.
Disposable Wipes and Paper Towels
Disposable wipes don’t break down at all. No matter what it says on the packaging about being flushable, don’t attempt to do so. The same goes for paper towels. These products are thicker than toilet paper, and they don’t break down like the latter.
As emphasized earlier, keep in mind is that your toilet isn’t a trash can. It’s not right to dump objects into the bowl for flushing. Only feces, urine, toilet paper, water, and cleaning agents should be allowed to go in there. Now that you know the don’ts about the objects mentioned above, you’ll be able to avoid calling the plumber due to a clogged pipe or other related plumbing issues.
If there’s a blockage or you feel that water is passing through the drain slowly, then you should get an expert to perform a maintenance check. Remember, taking preventive measures is better than making repairs. Don’t flush the item down the toilet, no matter how small it is.…