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What should absolutely not be flushed down the toilet: plumbers will be upset

Alina MilsentLife
What should not be flushed down the toilet

It is essential to break the habit of discarding all trash into the toilet and sink. This can lead to a complete blockage that even plumbers may struggle to handle.

Some individuals still dispose of tea leaves or flour residue down the sink. OBOZREVATEL has examined why you should avoid flushing hair from a comb down the toilet and how pouring grease from a frying pan affects the sewer system.

What not to flush down the toilet

Plumbers advise against flushing paper towels down the toilet as they have a higher density than regular toilet paper and do not dissolve well in water.

Cease flushing cat litter down the toilet immediately. The litter forms clumps that create a "plug" in the sewer. The same applies to feminine hygiene products, cotton pads, and diapers, which swell significantly with water.

Hair from a comb can stick to other waste, become entangled in a tight "lump," and create a "blockage" in the sewer system. Cigarettes and coal do not dissolve in water at all.

Tea leaves, dough, pasta, and rice not only cause clogs but also leave dirty stains on the toilet bowl.

Stickers, labels, and small pieces of paper should not be flushed down the toilet.

What not to flush down the sink

Plumbers note that many individuals dispose of food scraps and table debris into the kitchen sink, leading to rapid pipe clogging.

A common mistake is draining coffee grounds into the sink. They do not dissolve in water and adhere to the pipes.

Fat from the frying pan, oil, or butter after cooling creates a "plug" in the sewer.

Flushing remnants of flour or dough down the sink is not advisable, as they increase in size when wet, causing other waste to stick to them in the pipes. The same applies to cosmetics, such as clay face masks. It is better not to wash the remains of such masks down the sink to avoid pipe blockages.

Pips from lemons and other fruits, seeds, husks, and clipped nails should be thrown in the trash, not in the sink or toilet, as they can accumulate and create blockages in the sewer system.

Earlier, OBOZREVATEL published the top 5 rules that will simplify and speed up cleaning at home.

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