Can’t Flush This Facts From Reliable Contractor Services
Things you can’t flush facts from Reliable Contractor Services, a firm offering plumbing, drainage and foundation waterproofing services in Northeast Ohio. When you use your toilet, shower, washing machine or dishwasher, wastewater leaves your home through pipes that connect to the city sewer system. If your toilet is clogged in the Northeast Ohio call the Experts at Reliable Contractor Services aka Reliable basement & Drain LLC.
Many materials frequently flushed or poured down the drain can harm the pipes that connect to city sewers as well as the city sewer system. Every property owner connected to the city sewer system can be a potential contributor to sewer problems, and a potential victim of those problems.
Putting the wrong things down the drain can damage the sewer system, cause sewer backups in your home, and sewer releases to the environment. Anyone who uses the city sewer system should be responsible for what they flush or pour down drains.
This video from United Utilities illustrates what happens when people flush the wrong things(to a parady song of MC Hammer’s “ U Can’t Touch This”.
Want More Evidence?
For more information and to see some research on this topic, watch this video from the Water Environment Federation.
Don’t Flush This
Basically, the only things you should ever flush down a toilet are human waste (urine and feces) and toilet paper. Even though some products such as wipes and baby diapers claim to be flushable, they aren’t. Here is a list of some things to keep out of the toilet.
tampons and tampon applicators
cotton balls and swabs
mini or maxi pads
cleaning wipes of any kind
bandages and bandage wrappings
paint, solvents, sealants and thinners
poisons and hazardous waste
Do not flush unused medications down the toilet. You can safely dispose of medications in the garbage, or take medications to an approved prescription drug take-back site or event.