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There are many things that you should never flush, and some of them may even surprise you! 

If you want to avoid having to call in an emergency plumber, you need to know what is safe to flush down your toilet and what isn’t safe to flush. Many of us flush things that we shouldn’t, and while they may make it down the toilet without issue, they can spell trouble for your pipes and your plumbing system. That’s why our plumbing experts in Kankakee have come up with this list of the worst things to flush down your toilet:

#1. Wet Wipes

Many people are surprised to learn that, just because something is “flushable,” it doesn’t necessarily mean that it is safe to flush it. Wet wipes are one of those “flushable” things that can devastate your home’s plumbing system because they don’t dissolve, and they will eventually lead to clogs and backups in your system.

#2. Pads and Tampons

If you’ve ever gone into a women’s public restroom before, you’ve seen the signs that tell you not to flush feminine hygiene products, and there is a very good reason for this. Tampons and pads were designed to expand to absorb moisture, and this can lead to major blockages in your plumbing system.

#3. Hair and Dental Floss

Both of these things seems small and inconsequential enough, but don’t be fooled. Hair and dental floss can form giant, pipe-clogging balls, so you should never flush them down the toilet.

Learn about more of the worst things to flush down your toilet when you stay tuned for our next blog.