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The shocking list of items that should never be flushed down the loo!

5th December, 2017 , Uncategorized

 Are you guilty of causing these “fat berg” blockages?

Blockages in the system come from people in homes and businesses flushing things down toilets and sink drains that should never be there. Over time, these items can cause blockages as hard as concrete!

 

There are only 3 things that should ever be flushed down the toilet. Let’s call them the 3 Ps

  • Pee
  • Poo
  • Toilet Paper

 

Here are just some of the things that cause blockages which you may be guilty of thinking are ok to flush.

1.Wipes

flushable wipes

These should never be marketed as flushable. They’re the biggest culprit of all for causing MAJOR problems.

 

2. Tampons

tampon

More than half of women surveyed recently said they flush tampons and didn’t know that was a problem. That’s several tonnes of super-absorbent fabric compacting together and playing a big part in creating the concrete-like blockages. The better way to dispose of them is in the bin!

 

3. Grease and Fats

 

fat

Now that we’ve covered the bathroom issues, let’s tackle the kitchen. Hot grease, fats and oils should never be poured down the sink. When they go a distance down the drains and reach cooler temperatures, they solidify like a big block of lard!

It’s best to let them cool and put them in your compostable waste or even leave out for the birds!

birds-eating-fat

 

Are you shocked by any of these? Share this post to let others know too!

If you have problems with blockages, self drains etc. give AquaJet a call, we can help with any problem big or small.