Some things should never go down the drain in your kitchen sink or toilet. Many homeowners and business owners are confused by what is okay and what is not. Unfortunately, sometimes things go down the drain that should not and these can easily cause blocks down the line. On this blog we are here to talk about something that should never go down your drain in Oshawa. Ever!
Any paper products that are not toilet paper specific for your setup should not go down. If you have a septic tank you need to make sure you that the TP you have is made for that. Baby wipes, paper towels, cat litter, dirt, food items etc have no place down your toilet.
Kids (and some adults!) are also notorious for flushing all sorts of interesting things in the toilet. At John the plumber Oshawa we have had calls from everything to small toy cars, necklaces, watches, an apple, a tennis ball… the list goes on. Sanitary products are also notoriously awful for blocking toilets and should never get flushed. Baby wipes are one of the worst culprits for blocked toilets as they do not break down.
Greasy Grease and Chemicals
Grease of any sort should never go down your drain in Oshawa. This is because most fat and grease harden at room temperature and almost all of them harden in cold temperatures. Grease is best in the garbage after letting it harden. Harsh chemicals like bleach and drain cleaners also have no placed in your drain, as counter-intuitive as that may seem. The same components that break down food, grease and debris also tend to break down your pipes. They may seem like a good temporary solutions in the long run they really are not.
Egg shells, coffee grounds, carrot peelings, papaya seeds… If it’s not water and dish detergent it should not go down your kitchen sink. Period. If you have to think about whether it can go down, the answer is probably no.
Though not something that usually blocks your pipes, medication of any sort should also never go down the drain this ends up in our water drastically affects the environment.
At the end of the day, it’s not just the blockages and clogs that are concerning, the environment and the world that we live in is a real concern and all of these items can have a very negative impact on marine life and the water around us. If in doubt, throw it out!