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What to Flush or Not to Flush?

What to Flush or Not to Flush?

In any home, one of the more important things you want to properly care of is your plumbing system. Both your pipes and your septic system can be damaged by the items you flush down the toilet.

Understandably, some people may think it’s okay to flush certain items, especially if they are advertised as “flushable.” However, this isn’t the case. At Brownie’s Septic & Plumbing, we explain some of the things you should flush, but more importantly, some of the things that you definitely should not flush.

What You Should Flush

Some people make more out of this than they should. There are no special tricks or tips here. The only items that should be flushed are toilet paper designed to be flushed and human waste. It is only safe to flush these items to avoid serious problems.

The bigger list for homeowners to consider would be what they shouldn’t flush.

What You Should Not Flush

Certain items can be dangerous for your home, your plumbing, the wastewater treatment, and even the environment. If you have to think twice about flushing something, it shouldn’t be flushed. To help make things a bit more clear, however, you can use this list of things that should never be flushed.

  • Cotton swabs: Don’t put cotton balls or Q-Tips in the toilet and flush them. They don’t break down properly and could cause damage to your plumbing.

  • Baby wipes or facial wipes: Even if they claim to be “flushable,” you shouldn’t flush them.

  • Feminine products: These can cause pipes to back up, resulting in a serious plumbing issue.

Other items include cleansing pads, toilet roll tubes, medication, cigarettes, and more. Basically, if it’s not human waste or toilet paper, don’t flush it.

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