Things you should avoid flushing down your toilet

Are you a person who finds it convenient to flush almost anything down to the toilet? Well, think again because you can get serious plumbing problems with this practice. To avoid the risk of more plumbing issues, get these items away from the toilet.

 

Flushable Wipes

Believe it or not but even the so-called flushable wipes such as baby wipe are not for the toilet. A huge amount of money is spent just on filtering these out of the city’s plumbing system.  

 

Paper Towels 

Paper towels should be disposed in a wastepaper basket instead of being flush on the toilet. These are very thick and big to be flushed down the toilet.

 

Prophylactics

This item can cause serious toilet clogs, not to mention the embarrassment you can get when they back up into the bowl.

 

Kitty Litter 

Kitty litter when moistened clump up in the plumbing pipes and makes a clog, so don’t think to flush it down the toilet.

 

Cigarette Butts

First of all, chemicals are present in cigarette butts, and flushing them might contaminate the water supply. Moreover, they don’t decompose as many people think.

 

Dental Floss

You might say, this is just a thin little string and there’s nothing to worry about. But take note – dental floss isn’t biodegradable and when they bunch up, they can create a clog.

 

Medication

Toilet is not a place to dispose your medicines. When you flush pills down the toilet, even your pets might have a dose of it. If you want the water supply clean for everyone, avoid flushing any kinds of medicines down your toilet.

 

Cotton Balls and Swabs

Don’t underestimate these small things because they can bind together inside the pipes over time and cause undesirable clogs.

 

Feminine Hygiene Products

Flushing these items, because it’s being said on the product’s boxes, is not advisable. The best way is to have a trashcan for each bathroom. You might not be using these items but your guests might.

 

Diapers

Diapers should be disposed because they stink but never in your toilet. In fact, your toilet can’t just take this stuff.

 

Keep your toilet always in good condition or when clog already happened, call any plumbing services in Sydney right away or contact us at info@youplumbing.com.au

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