Essential Plumbing Tips: These 3 Things Don’t Belong in Your Toilet



Many people have experienced the inconvenience of an untimely toilet clog. It can be stressful to have to grab the nearest plunger and try to unclog your toilet yourself—provided that your home even has a plunger in the first place. It’s a nuisance, to say the least.

Take note, however, that toilet clogs are more than just a nuisance. They can be dangerous to both your home and your family as toilet clogs can easily lead to sewage backups if they are aren’t addressed as soon as possible. Fortunately, avoiding a clogged toilet can be relatively easy if you are aware of which items should never be flushed down. With that in mind, here are a few plumbing tips regarding what you should avoid flushing down.

Cigarette Butts

Cigarette butts are non-biodegradable items. In other words, they don’t break down on their own. When you flush butts down the toilet, they can get caught around the U-bend of your toilet and block the way for whatever else you flush down. Furthermore, cigarette butts contain a large amount of dangerous chemicals which can find its way to nearby water sources and water supplies. Read more on this article.


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