What You Should Never Put Down Your Drain

Some Plumbing Disasters Can Be Avoided!

Even the best plumbers agree that there are steps you can take to avoid plumbing disasters from occurring and protecting the environment against harmful agents. Being conscious of what you are putting down your drain or flushing your toilet could save you money and also benefit the environment and your water supply.

Here are some items that don’t belong in your pipes:

Toxic Chemicals

Toxic chemicals can not only be harmful to the environment, but have the ability to eat away at your pipes. Paint, nail polish, nail polish remover and cleaning products are all items that have the ability to be harmful to your pipes. Do your research and find specialized recycling facilities that can dispose of these items for you.

Oils and Grease

Disposing of oil and grease down kitchen sinks is a common way for drains to get clogged. Fats from cooking food, like bacon should never be rinsed down your sink, instead you could try composting it in your backyard or find a facility to recycle it for you. Over time, oil and grease will build up and eventually lead to a plumbing catastrophe.

Medication

It’s a misconception that old medication can be safely flushed down the toilet. It’s not necessarily that the medication will have a big impact on the deterioration of your pipes, but environmentalists have found traces of medication in our waterways. Any unused medication should be returned to a pharmacy and not flushed.

Food

It’s easy to be lazy and rinse your dinner plates allowing excess food to make its way down your drain, but this could just be the start of many problems down the road. It’s important to make sure any excess food is going in your green bin and not into your pipes, which can clog them and cost you a lot of money to fix.

Hair & Fur

It’s easy to allow hair and fur to slip down the drain, but there are also things you can do to prevent this from happening. By purchasing a drain stopper it can help prevent your drains from clogging. During the warm months you can also bathe your furry friends outside.

If you have found yourself facing a plumbing problem contact us at 647-898-7800, we would love to help you fix it.