This article was originally written March 6, 2016 and has been updated.
Here’s a list of items to never flush or put down the drain
There seems to be a perception, by some, that plumbing in your home is magical…when once an item goes down the drain it vanishes, forever, never to be seen again…pure magic. That would be great, but it’s not true.
Where do things go?
Items that are disposed of down the drain, or in the toilet, take a journey through the pipes of your house into the septic tank. Objects that do not break down can create blockages and cause serious issues. This can result in potentially costly damage to your septic system.
Below is a list of items never to go down the drain.
• Clean wipes
• Baby wipes
• Paper towels
• Feminine hygiene products
• Cotton swabs
• Cat litter
• Coffee grounds
• Cooking fats/oils
• Dental floss
• Cigarette butts
• Face masks
• Rubber/latex gloves
• Disinfectant wipes
• Household chemicals like gasoline, oil, pesticides, antifreeze, and paint/paint thinners
Proper care and regular maintenance is key in protecting your investment and the environment. For videos and more information check out these articles-
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