Five Things You Should Never Flush Down the Toilet

  1. Wet Wipes

Did you know that most wipes are not biodegradable and should not be flushed down the toilet? Yes, you can now buy wipes that are flushable, but unless specified, they should not be flushed. Wipes do not break down like toilet paper does, and can easily lead to blockages in your pipes and in the sewer system. Save yourself time and money by buying biodegradable, flushable wipes or throwing them in the bin instead.

  1. Oil and Grease

Cooking oil and grease may look viscus when hot, but it’s important to remember that it quickly hardens when cooled. Once grease solidifies in drains, they can become blocked and a qualified plumber will be required to unblock the drains. Always dispose of cooking oil and grease appropriately!

  1. Cigarette Butts

One place cigarette butts don’t belong is in the toilet. They are not biodegradable and won’t break down, resulting in blockages and the pollution of our water ways. They are terrible for the environment and are also responsible for the death of lots of our precious marine life.

  1. Sanitary Items

Just because something is made from cotton, doesn’t mean it belongs down the drain. Pads and tampons are one of the most notorious culprits of drain blockages. Condoms and any other personal items of that nature should not be flushed either.

  1. Dental Floss

Not only is dental floss not biodegradable, it’s stringy nature meaning it tangles around other material in the drains and clumps up, causing major blockages over time. Dental floss is also terrible for the environment as it does not break down and can end up tangled around fish and in the stomachs of our marine life

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