6 Things You Should Never Flush Down The Toilet

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Disposable Wet Wipes

Even if the packaging clearly says flushable right on the front of it, that doesn’t mean that flushing them down the toilet is a good thing to do. Additionally, Drain plumbing Companies ask people not to flush wet wipes down the toilet, which affects the sewage systems. The problem that while toilet wipes and baby wipes do eventually break down (which is what flushable items are supposed to do) – they usually don’t break down quickly enough to prevent a clog.

Aforementioned, when the object gets stuck, water can flow freely- the thing indicated is how a clog begins to form. Wet wipes are also notorious for getting themselves snagged on the side of pipes (specifically old cast iron pipes) and may even be responsible for starting the clog in the first place. If these appliances are clogged, we can help you with our specialized drain plumbing technicians.

Feminine Products

This one should go without saying, but it’s one of the main things we find whenever we have to troubleshoot a clogged sewer line. You should never flush tampons or pads down a toilet, nor should you wash tampon applicators, even if produced from cardboard. That is one of the fastest ways a toilet can block. When this happens contact one of our expert technicians for drain plumbing.

Diapers

Another one we shouldn’t have to mention, but it does still happen. Flushing a diaper down a toilet will cause it to clog in no time. The biggest problem with flushing diapers is that they expand a lot when they absorb water and become too big to go through the sewer line- which almost always gets stuck.

Dental Floss

Dental floss looks so innocent, we’re sure you wonder how it could cause a drain plumbing problem. It’s not so much the dental floss itself, rather the fact it is made of Teflon or nylon which doesn’t break down, so if it’s hanging out somewhere along the sewer line, it becomes entangled with things like wet wipes, hair, and other items, which help to create big balls that become clogs.

If your toilet is not flushing as it should or you’re experiencing frequent clogs, there is a problem there that needs fixing- Priority Plus Plumbing is ready to help.

We’re a multiple award-winning organization that provides permanent drain plumbing solutions to domestic, commercial and industrial clients.

We’re available 24/7. Contact us today on 02 8999 5019 to learn more or to schedule an appointment.

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