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Don’t Flush These 9 Things Down the Toilet! Pembroke Pines, FL

Don’t Flush These 9 Things Down the Toilet!

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Flushing these nine things are bad for the environment, can result in an embarrassing discovery by your plumber, and can even cause damage to your septic system.

Even the “flushable” ones aren’t actually safe for your septic tank.

Female Hygiene Products
Those pure cotton products, even if biodegradable are meant to absorb water, not dissolve in it. The same is true of other cotton items.

These rubber tubes are easy to discreetly flush away, but they can cause embarrassing blockages.

Dental Floss
Floss seems light, but it quickly snags and binds together other waste in your septic tank and gums up the process.

Cooking Grease
Liquid grease will quickly turn into a solid and messy lump inside your plumbing that blocks other waste from passing through.

It’s highly unlikely a diaper would make it through your toilet’s plumbing, let alone make it to your septic tank!

Unmetabolized medications can reach the local waterways where they can poison local wildlife.

Band-aids usually have water-resistant coatings and plastic parts that are not meant for the septic tank.

Paper Towels
These can be just too bulky and absorbent to even make it to your septic tank.

The only things you should be flushing are human waste and toilet paper, which is designed to break down in septic tanks. As long as you avoid flushing just about anything else, you can prevent damage to your plumbing system and septic system motor.

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    (305) 557-2791

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