Bathrooms are the one room in your house that always needs to be clean and accessible. A clogged toilet or drain can be inconvenient and unsanitary. With this in mind, plumbing contractors encourage clients to embrace healthy habits when it comes to flushing. Here are a few items that should always get tossed in the trash to avoid the need for emergency drain cleaning or toilet repair.
What Shouldn’t You Flush Down the Toilet?
1. Cat Litter
When you keep a litter box in your washroom, it’s tempting to dispose of used litter directly into your toilet. Unfortunately, litter is designed to dehydrate cat waste. As such, the droppings and the litter grains are both insoluble waste that can build up in your system and result in the need for professional drain cleaning.
2. Cooking Grease
In liquid form, flushing cooking grease or pouring it down your sink seems like a quick and efficient way to dispose of this fluid. However, when grease cools down, it solidifies into a thick sludge and clogs your pipes.
Plumbers often discover long strands of floss during the drain cleaning process. These strands tend to latch onto and wrap around pipes, creating nets that catch additional debris and ultimately cause clogs.
4. Baby Wipes
Baby wipes and other sanitary products that are advertised as flushable do not disintegrate at the same rate as toilet paper. When flushed with frequency, these products create the need for drain cleaning to eliminate blockages and the buildup of paper waste. Thus, plumbers remind clients to stick to flushing toilet paper and human waste only. Baby wipes, paper towels, and other paper materials should be tossed in the garbage can.
If your home or business requires a drain cleaning or toilet repair, Lonneman Plumbing is the right company for the job. Initially founded by Charles Lonneman in 1960, this local plumbing contractor proudly serves residents and commercial business owners throughout Northern Kentucky, whether you need emergency service or installation help. Call today at (859) 341-7755 to discuss your plumbing needs and visit their website for more information on this fully licensed and insured plumber’s commitment to friendly service at a fair price.