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The 5 Worst Things You Can Do To Your Toilet

Posted on February 25th, 2020 by Jupiter Tequesta

The “Do-Nots” of Flushing Items Down Your Toilet

A properly working toilet is essential in any home. Unfortunately, many individuals flush things down them that they shouldn’t. This causes back-ups and a whole host of other problems. Here are five of the worst things that you can flush down your toilet.

1. Hair

It may be tempting to take the hair accumulated in your brush and discard it in the toilet. However, this is one of the worst things that you can do. This can create a significant clog that you can’t clear on your own. The problem will get worse if not dealt with.

2. Household Chemicals

We are all looking for a way to dispose of household chemicals. Unfortunately, it’s never a good idea to flush them down the toilet. They can negatively affect your sewer system, and it is also harmful to the environment. You’re better off taking them to your local city dump.

3. Certain Paper Products

Many individuals think that because it’s okay to flush toilet paper down the toilet that they can flush all paper products as well. This is not the case. Diapers, wipes, paper towels, and feminine hygiene products can all get stuck on the way down. Dispose of these items in the trash can instead.

4. Cat Litter

Clumping cat litter makes it easy to get rid of cat waste and eliminate odors in your home. However, it isn’t made to be flushed in your toilet. Once you put it in your toilet, you will find that it can become a messy clump of goop that gets stuck in the pipes on the way down.

5. Medications

While medications won’t harm your pipes or sewer system, they can make your water contaminated. If you are looking for a way to dispose of them properly, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. You may find that there are several places near you where you can safely dispose of unused medication.

In conclusion, never flush any of the items mentioned above. They can be harmful to your toilet, sewage system — and your health. If you are dealing with plumbing issues, give Jupiter-Tequesta a call today at one of our locations. We will determine what is wrong with your toilet, and we will get it working correctly again.

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Tequesta: (561) 747-5740

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