Flushing the wrong things down your toilet can lead to trouble!

No one wants to have to deal with preventable plumbing issues, but if you flush the wrong things down your toilet, there’s a good chance that you will have a plumbing emergency on your hands. If you haven’t already, read our Kankakee plumbing expert’s latest blog to learn about a few of the worst things to flush down your toilet. Today, we will be finishing up this blog series with these last few things to never flush:

#4. Cotton Balls

Since cotton balls are just cotton, it is easy to assume that they will break down in your pipes, but unfortunately, that isn’t the case. Instead, cotton balls tend to clump together and form clogs in the bends of your pipes.

#5. Adhesive Bandages

All used adhesive bandages should go in the trash, not in the toilet. The plastic that adhesive bandages are made from isn’t biodegradable, and it can form nasty clogs in your plumbing system.

#6. Oils, Grease and Fats

Believe it or not, most people have tried to flush oil, grease and fats down the toilet or the garbage disposal. While these things may start out in a liquid form, when they cool down, they will solidify, wreaking havoc on your plumbing system.

Although we’ve gone over many things that you should never flush, there are many more. In truth, you should only ever flush waste and toilet paper; anything else could lead to clogs. If you’ve flushed something you shouldn’t contact us at Home Furniture, Plumbing & Heating.