7 Things to Never Flush Down Your Toilet

We’ve all experienced toilet clogs. They’re not exactly fun to deal with. When the problem can’t be resolved with a simple plunger, those toilet clogs become expensive to fix. EcoClean is available 24/7 for those plumbing emergencies, but we understand there are ways to prevent those clogs in the first place.

Here are 7 things to never flush down your toilet:

  1. Feminine Hygiene Products:
    Flushing tampons and sanitary napkins cause the majority of toilet clogs. This is due to the snag-ability nature of cotton. If your pipes have cracks or root infiltration, the cotton can easily get caught and buildup quickly occurs. Cotton also doesn’t break down easily in water.
  2. Diapers:
    This is a no-brainer for most people, but it still happens. Diapers are bulky and they don’t break down. Don’t do it.
  3. Cigarette Butts:
    A commonly flushed item that never breaks down. It will end up in a landfill. These are best disposed of in the trash.
  4. Floss:
    Again, this item doesn’t break down. Just like cotton, floss can easily snag on rough and cracked pipes.
  5. Toilet Bowl Scrub Pads:
    These pads are non-biodegradable. Plus, the harsh cleaning agents in the pads contaminate the water. Your best bet for toilet bowl cleanliness is simple: baking soda and vinegar.
  6. Wipes:
    Face wipes, baby wipes, paper towels… they’re all prime agents for a toilet clog, even if the packaging says “flushable,” they are NOT!
  7. Dryer Sheets:
    Not only are they full of toxic chemicals that cause problems at your water treatment facility, but they can clog up your pipes quickly.

Accidents happen and we understand how to take care of these problems. EcoClean uses environmentally friendly products and technologies. We offer several services from cleaning to preventative maintenance for the following:

  • Sewer lines
  • drains
  • basement drains
  • laundry drains
  • toilet drains
  • tub drains
  • shower drains
  • sink drains
  • floor drains
  • foundation drains
  • positive drains
  • catch basins

Do you have clogged pipes? Have you flushed one too many items down the toilet from our “7 Things to Never Flush Down Your Toilet” list? Give EcoClean a call today at 207-310-8429 and see how we can assist you. Remember this is just a list of 7 items not to flush, the list is much larger than this but we felt it would be a good starting point to list the items we normally see.