8 Bathroom Items You Should Never Flush Down The Toilet

Sometimes, when we feel daring, we will flush random items down the toilet. So far, nothing has gone wrong. Everything must be okay, right? Not necessarily.

Some items can cause severe damage if they are flushed down the drain. These items can cause serious damage if they are not flushed down the toilet immediately. Are you unsure which items are the most difficult to flush? Continue reading. These are 8 things you shouldn’t flush down the toilet.

1. Paper Towels

Toilet paper is similar to paper towels, so you can flush them down the toilets. Nope! Nope! They can lead to serious clogging if they are used in excess for a prolonged period of time. Not to be confused with napkins and tissues. These items should be thrown out with the rest of your trash. They can cause serious problems if they are flushed down the toilet.

2. Condoms

Condoms are often flushed down the toilet, which is a very common practice. It’s a terrible idea, however. Condoms are made from latex. Latex isn’t biodegradable. Condoms that are flushed with latex will not disintegrate. It will clog your pipes and cause a problem with your municipal sewer system. In short, you can just toss your condoms in the trash. They will be gone in a week.

3. Tampons

Condoms must be left out of the toilet, just like condoms so too should tampons. When compared to the standard size water pipe, tampons can be quite bulky. They can quickly clog pipes.

You can dispose of used tampons by placing them in a bag and putting them in your garbage can. They’ll be gone in 7 days with the garbage truck right around the corner.

4. Wipes

Wipes can be used for many purposes. Most of them are related to the toilet. It’s not unusual for people to flush their wipes down the bathroom. This is a huge mistake. Wipes won’t dissolve when they are exposed to water, as you can see. When you flush a wipe you are flushing it in its entirety. A full wipe placed in the middle of a small water pipe will cause a blockage. Wipes can also contain chemicals that can be harmful to the sewer sanitation process. They can also be harmful to the environment if they are flushed.

The next point should be obvious: diapers should not ever, ever be flushed down your toilet. A diaper’s purpose is to absorb water. If you flush a diaper down your toilet, it will absorb significant amounts of water and grow to the size of a softball. severe clogging awaits.

If the smell is too strong, flush the contents into the trash and wrap the diaper with a plastic bag. Put the diaper in the trash, and wait until it’s gone.

6. Hair

You will see hair everywhere you go in a bathroom. You will find it on the floors, in the shower walls, and everywhere else. If you are a particular kind of person, you may grab the hair and flush it down the toilet.

Hair can get stuck in one place, causing a blockage of drains that can cause severe plumbing damage. To get rid of hair, it is best to throw it away.

7. Medications

It is common to flush medications down your toilet in an effort to keep them away from pets and children. This strategy is good, but it has its flaws. You see, when you flush medication down the toilet, it is essentially poisoning your sewage system with unwelcome chemicals. These chemicals could eventually contaminate your drinking waters.

8. Grease

It’s a hassle to cook with grease. It is thick and disgusting, and should not be thrown in the garbage. Some people decide to dump their cooking oil in the toilet. This is a terrible idea. You see, over time, grease from cooking can harden. This can cause a significant blockage of your drains. You can cause serious damage to your plumbing system by cooking grease being put in your toilet. You can simply scrape it away and place it in the trashcan. It will have a minimal effect on the smell and sanitation in your home if you do it slowly.

Toilet paper is the only thing you should flush down your toilet. Clogs can be caused by all other items, which could lead to damage that can cost hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars. 

This post was written by Joey Denick. Joey is the Owner and Operator of Clog Kings. At Clog Kings, LLC, we pride ourselves on our dedication and efficiency. We know you don’t have time to waste. That’s why we work fast to get your home or commercial building back up and running in no time. If you are looking for St.pete Plumbing then look no further because we got you covered!

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