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5 Things You Shouldn’t Flush Down The Toilet

5 Things You Shouldn’t Flush Down The Toilet

Even though our toilets may seem like they are just another form of disposal for garbage THEY ARE NOT! Most people think they can flush whatever they want down their toilets when in fact the only thing that should be going down your pipes is toilet paper and waste. Anything else could potentially ruin your home plumbing and can also harm more than just your pipes, it can affect your water system too. These clogs can be costly and also harmful to the environment so it is important to know what you SHOULD NOT be flushing down the toilet:



  • Floss

Considering its small size this tiny strand does not seem like it amounts to much but it can easily snag in pipes. Floss isn’t biodegradable, so it can quickly lead to clogs in your plumbing.

  • Medication

Medication should never be flushed down your toilet. Not because they can potentially cause clogs but because these medications can contaminate your water supply. Your sewage system does not filter out these chemicals that are released once the medication is dumped into your toilet leaving chemicals throughout your water. When disposing of medications, take them to your local pharmacists. They can properly dispose of any medications you may have.

  • Sanitary Wipes

Even though sometimes these wipes say they are able to be flushed, they are generally way too thick to go down. This can quickly clog your pipes if you continue to flush this wipes down your toilet.

  • Paper Towels

Paper Towels do not break down like toilet paper does. It is quite larger and also a lot more thicker. Paper towels with clog your pipes FAST and damage your home plumbing system. Do not make this costly mistake!

  • Hair

Hair may seem like it can be flushed down the toilet but it can actually cause a lot of issues in your plumbing. Hair is usually the main culprit of shower and sink clogs and can do just the same in your pipes.



It is important to make sure the only thing getting flushed down your toilet is toilet paper and waste. Anything else that gets flushed down your plumbing can be harmful and also costly. Call Aztec Plumbing TODAY if you have a blockage or clog in your system! We’ve got you covered from A to Z!