More often than not, a toilet back up is caused by a blockage when items are flushed down the toilet, and get stuck
There is nothing worse than coming home to than an overflowing toilet or sewage spill in your home. More often than not, a toilet back up is caused by a blockage when items are flushed down the toilet, and get stuck. From sanitary items, to dental floss and ‘flushable’ wipes, a great number of items are being flushed down the toilet without a second thought, to only cause severe issues and dramas down the track.
Dental Floss | Many times when throwing floss away, we will aim for the garbage but it ends up in the toilet instead. You may think to yourself if it really is worth it to reach in there and get it out. Yes, it is. Floss is not biodegradable and will clog the toilet when flushed down.
Cotton Balls and Ear Buds | Yes cotton and ear buds are soft and easy to pull apart, but water will not break it down. In fact, it will clump together and create blockages within the drain, causing a sewer backup.
Disposable Nappies and Diapers | Just because the diaper contains human waste from the baby it does not mean that they are ok flush down the toilet. The material is like a sponge and it will absorb the water, clogging the drain and causing it to overflow.
Wet Wipes INCLUDING Flushable Wet Wipes | While many cleaning products are becoming more and more eco-friendly, they are still not made to be flushed down the drain. They are actually one of the main causes of sewer backups around the country as some of the boxes say that they can be flushed; they cannot.
Feminine Products | Similar to nappies and diapers, feminine products such as tampons and pads are not flushable and should only be disposed of in a bin.
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