What it is Forbidden to Throw Into the Toilet Bowl and Sink: 15 Non-Obvious Objects

Many people have a habit of flushing down the toilet or sink absolutely everything they no longer need. The list of plumbers’ “favorite” finds includes feminine hygiene products, condoms, food waste, diapers, and even small household items.

What you can’t flush down the toilet – a list

If you do not want to eliminate clogs as often as you brush your teeth in the morning, write yourself a list of things that in no case should not end up in the arms of your “white friend”

  • hair from a comb – will stick to other debris;
  • paper towels – denser than toilet paper and less soluble in water;
  • cat litter – clumps together and creates a clog;
  • feminine personal hygiene products – they swell with water and form a “clog” in the sewer;
  • Diapers and cotton disks – the same principle as feminine products;
  • Condoms – often get caught in something and cause a clog;
  • custard, rice, dough products, and pasta – create clogs and leave dirty streaks on the toilet bowl;
  • Cigarettes and embers – do not dissolve in water and also cause clogs.

In addition, some peoples have a habit of throwing small papers, stickers, labels, and other small garbage into the toilet bowl. You can’t do this if you don’t want to call a plumber – it’s better to take the waste to the trash can.

Is it okay to pour yeast down the sink or something else

It’s not just the toilet that gets foreign things down the drain, but also the sink. The list we give you causes fear and hatred in the eyes of plumbers, so we recommend remembering that you can’t flush down the sink:

  • hot grease and oil – as it cools, it hardens and becomes a “plug” in the drain;
  • flour and dough – when soaked, both will swell and then other wastes will stick to this mass;
  • coffee grounds – they do not dissolve, stick to the pipes and accumulate and cause clogs;
  • clipped fingernails – too thick to dissolve, so they also accumulate and cause clogs;
  • clay after a facial mask – when wet, it hardens, adheres to the pipes, and provokes pipe clogging;
  • Seeds and seeds from fruits – accumulate and create clogs, so it is better to send them in a bucket.

By the way, the classic strainers, which are installed by default in sinks, have too large holes, through which easily pass garbage and food waste.

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Written by Emma Miller

I am a registered dietitian nutritionist and own a private nutrition practice, where I provide one-on-one nutritional counseling to patients. I specialize in chronic disease prevention/ management, vegan/ vegetarian nutrition, pre-natal/ postpartum nutrition, wellness coaching, medical nutrition therapy, and weight management.

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