Basically it comes down to the three P’s: pee, poop and paper (toilet paper that is). Yes, it seems a bit juvenile but breaking it down to its most elementary seems to work with having people understand what can and can’t be flushed down the toilet. Only those three should ever be flushed. You get rid of anything else in the same manner and you are simply asking for it to come back at you, literally and in the most unpleasant ways.

Even those personal wipes that are labeled flushable are causing sewer pipe backups in cities all over the country. Though it is technically true that they will flush down your toilet, they do not break down and often cause problems in plumbing pipes everywhere. Other items that are commonly flushed but cause backups are disposable diapers, tampons, condoms, bandages, cotton balls and swabs and paper towels.

Unused medications that are flushed cause their own special type of problems including environmental harm. Dispose of medications in the garbage and find out how to properly dispose of hypodermic needles in your particular area.

Plumbing can also be damaged by the build-up of grease and oil. Never pour grease into your toilet or your sink. Pour warm grease into a metal can and throw it into the garbage.

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