You won’t believe some of the crazy things people put down their drains or flush down the toilet, all of which can lead to a clog pipe. Here’s a short list:
- Cat Litter: Never, never pour cat litter down the drain or flush in the toilet. These products “clump” when they get wet, which is exactly what happens when they land in your drain pipes…they cause a large “clump.” Clumps in drains lead to a clog in the pipe.
- Dental Floss: Made to be very strong, dental floss is normally not biodegradable so it lays in the pipes and drains and acts like a magnet ensnaring hair, food, oils and other yucky stuff and can give you a clog in your pipe. Throw this stuff in the trash, never in a drain.
- Flushable Wipes, Cotton & Feminine Products: Just plain STOP IT! Do not flush these products, please throw them in the trash. While most of these items will flush down the toilet, once they get in the drain they can be big trouble makers and result in a clog in the pipe. So trash can these items please.
Bottom line: Only things that come out of the human body and toilet paper should be flushed down the toilet!