You’d be amazed at what people flush down their toilets. As plumbers for more than 20 years, Andy’s Plumbing has seen some crazy things after being called in for toilet repair in Oklahoma City, OK… which has led us to educate all of our customers on the do’s and don’ts of flushing things down your toilet!
Avoid flushing foreign items
There’s a simple way to remember if something is safe to flush or not: ask yourself if it belongs in your toilet! Unless the answer is human waste, toilet paper or water, the answer is probably no and you should avoid flushing whatever it is you’re thinking about getting rid of—whether it’s a goldfish that has passed away or a bottle of expired pills.
The harm that comes with flushing foreign objects down your toilet is twofold: first, you could be looking at a clog if your plumbing doesn’t support a larger item and second, whatever you’re flushing could wreck havoc in your septic environment or the municipal sewer system!
Go ahead and flush it!
As mentioned above, waste, water and toilet paper are really the only standbys that can be appropriately flushed. Toilet cleaning chemicals are generally safe as well, however anything that’s highly abrasive like bleach or acids shouldn’t be flushed. Also, avoid anything solid—even wipes that say “flushable” on them!
Now that you know what to flush and what not to flush, put this knowledge into practice and you’ll avoid costly toilet repair in Oklahoma City, OK that’s the result of improper flushing habits!