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Don't Flush These Things Down the Toilet

Flushing tissue down toilet

If your toilet seems to be continuously clogged, then it may have something to do with what your flushing down the toilet. Plumbing problems can occur for several reasons, but if you’re putting things in your porcelain throne that doesn’t belong there, you’re going to have major problems. If you want to avoid the hassles of a backed-up toilet, then don’t put the following items in the garbage instead:

1. "Flushable" Wipes

Though the package might suggest they are toilet safe, the truth is, flushable wipes don't break down fast enough for most plumbing to handle them. They might mark themselves as safe, but most home toilets could be left with a major clog overtime.

2. Feminine Products

If you flush enough of these cotton-based products down the toilet, and you’ll eventually create a clog. Not to mention, their design makes them easy to get caught in your pipes.

3. Dental Floss

While it may seem harmless enough in small doses, dental floss in your pipes can create expensive problems. Since dental floss is a string, it can get wrapped around other waste in the pipes and create a blockage, so throw it away instead.

4.Grease (of any kind)

Oily substances should never be put down the toilet even in their liquid form. Grease will coat the insides of your pipes, and it will create the opportunity for other waste to get trapped. Eventually, it will even lead to a blocked sewer pipe, and that’s something you don’t want to deal with.

5.Cotton Balls

These all-purpose hygiene items soak up water and grow larger. As other cotton based feminine products, they will expand and block your pipes. Cotton balls and any other facial wipe should always be disposed of in the garbage.

There are other reasons your toilet may be clogged, and our friendly service technicians can help. Contact us for all of your plumbing needs today. We serve the Tri-City area with pride and superior customer service.