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If you don’t speak about your toilet very often, you’re certainly not alone. Most people don’t even think about their toilet, let alone discuss how it works with other people. In many situations, it’s considered impolite or perhaps even gross to talk about the toilet. For this reason, it is very possible that no one has ever told you that there’s actually a lot of rules when it comes to what should and what should not be flushed down the toilet. We don’t want you to be in the dark any longer! 

Let’s first begin with what can be flushed down the toilet without an issue. This is easier to start with, because it is a much shorter list. What can be flushed down the toilet? As little as possible! If you want your pipes to be in top condition, you should never flush anything other than pee, poo, and paper- also known as the “Three P’s” in the plumbing world. This is what your toilet is made for, flushing these three items. Anything other than the Three P’s is taking a risk!

Drainblaster Plumbing is here to educate and inform you as to what should never, ever be flushed down the toilet. Just about anything that doesn’t fall under the category of the three P’s should not be flushed down the toilet. This includes:

  • Cotton balls  
  • Feminine hygiene products  
  • Toothpaste
  • Q-tips  
  • Band-Aids 
  • Flushable wipes (Yes- even those that are marketed as flushable!) 
  • Gum  
  • Food scraps  
  • Bleach  
  • Cat litter 
  • Paper towels  
  • Cosmetic wipes 
  • Floss  
  • Contact lenses  
  • Medication  
  • Hair  
  • Baby wipes  
  • Small toys  
  • Diapers  
  • Toilet scrub pads
  • Dirt and dust
  • Soaps and shampoos
  • Bubble bath
  • Body wash

If you’re looking at this list saying “No kidding! I already did flush one of these things down the toilet and now I have a big problem” then we have good news. Drainblaster Plumbing is here to help! We specialize in clogged drains, including toilets. We are experts at solving all types of drain and sewer line problems, so we know exactly what to do to fix the problem. Call us as soon as you discover the clog, so as to not make it any worse. Whatever you do, don’t try to unclog the drain on your own. Using harsh chemicals to break up the clog may do even more damage to your pipes, especially if it isn’t successful. We can be reached by calling 205-585-9060. A trained and experienced plumber will be out to your home soon and you’ll have peace of mind again!

We are available 24/7 to provide you with plumbing help when you need it most. Our technicians have the proper tools and expertise to rid your toilet of a nasty clog without doing any damage to your pipes or your property in the process.