The toilet should be used exclusively to get rid of human bodily waste – and toilet paper. Unfortunately, the convenience of flushing unwanted things down the drain leads use to greatly misuse our toilets. To prevent clogging and other plumbing issues, you should exercise great caution when flushing stuff down your toilet.
Take a look at 5 things that should never go down your toilet.
We’ve all seen it on TV – the scene where an actor dramatically flushes pills down a toilet. While it may seem cool and effective, it’s a bad idea. Pills contain dangerous chemicals which shouldn’t be allowed to get contaminate our sewer systems or groundwater. To get rid of your medication, utilize the take back program of a local pharmacy.
Hair is probably the main cause of cause of pipe blockages in many households; be it in your shower, sink or toilet. While cleaning your hair brush or shaving, throw the hair in the trash and keep it away from your plumbing at all costs.
Many people think flushing down leftovers and waste from the kitchen is a pretty ingenious way of disposing organic waste, but nothing could be further from the truth. No matter how soft the food may be, it could eventually cause clogging. Just think about it; food contains grease, oils and famet considerably here in Toronto.
- Dental floss
It’s probably surprising to see dental floss make the list. After all, how much harm can a single stand of dental floss do? A lot. While a single strand may seem innocuous, dental floss is non-biodegradable and can bundle up with other objects to create a huge blockage in your sewer pipes. So the next time you floss, just throw it in the trash.
It may come as a surprise, but condoms are among the worst things to flush down the toilet. You should instead wrap them discretely and throw them in the trash. You plumbing isn’t meant to handle latex and the associated lubrication, so avoid flushing condoms to prevent future problems with your pipes.
Issues with your plumbing are costly and inconvenient therefore prevention should always remain your core strategy. However, if you happen to be in need of plumbing services, don’t hesitate to contact us. Dr. Pipe Drain and Plumbing Services is fully licensed and insured and we provide quality services at disruptive prices. We are simply the best choice.
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