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What Not To Flush Down Your Toilet

The Professionals here at Septic Maxx have encountered every Septic problem you can imagine since 2012 and with a staff with a combined 50 years of experience. The most common calls we get are septic systems that back up into the homes which ends up costing the homeowner thousands of dollars.  

As a homeowner, we know you want to make sure your septic system is in good condition, so you never have to deal with breakdowns or severely coming out of pocket. Unfortunately, many people tend to treat their septic systems like trash cans, throwing away tons of things that should never be flushed down a toilet or garbage disposal. From food grease and bleach to personal care products that contain harmful bacteria killing chemicals, the list of items to never put in your septic system is quite long. These things can create massive clogs in your septic system, which can lead to extensive damage such as leaks, burst pipes, sewage backup, and more. If you want to avoid these serious septic problems, you need to know what can and cannot be flushed. Continue reading to learn more.  

What Can Be Flushed Down the Toilet? 

The answer to this question is simple: Only Flush down the three P’s which is pee, poo, and paper.

What Cannot Be Flushed Down the Toilet? 

Just about anything that does not fall under the category of the three Ps should not be flushed down the toilet. 

 

This includes

  • Soaps and body wash
  • Detergents  
  • Food scraps  
  • Feminine hygiene products  
  • Bleach  
  • Cat litter 
  • Paper towels  
  • Cosmetic wipes 
  • Medication  
  • Hair  
  • Baby wipes  
  • Small toys  
  • Diapers  
  • Toilet scrub pads 

Reach out to our team at (800) 397-2384 to learn more about how we can take care of your septic system!

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